Vikings Club
35 Quarry Rd
Dundas, NSW 2116

Martha Jabour OAM, will be speaking about the Order of Australia Awards and how to nominate.

Martha has been the Executive Director of the Homicide Victims’ Support Group for the past 30 years.

The Homicide Victims’ Support Group was founded in June 1993 when the parents of Anita Cobby and Ebony Simpson recognised the very real need for an organisation which could offer counselling, support and information to families and friends of homicide victims throughout NSW.

After the death of her second son, Michael in 1986 to cot death Martha trained as a grief and trauma counsellor and worked, both in a voluntary and paid position, with the Sudden Infant Death Association of NSW. Building on her experience within the areas of grief, trauma, policy development, strategic planning and crisis management.

In 1993 Martha was employed by the Institute of Forensic Medicine to co-ordinate and set up the support group, providing counselling, support and referrals for the family members of homicide that came to the Institute for assistance.

Her interests are to further promote victims’ rights and needs, with a special focus on crime prevention, particularly in the areas of domestic violence, mental health and juvenile justice.

Martha has been a strong driver in the building of Grace’s Place with the primary purpose to provide a unique place of healing and restoration for children and their families traumatised by homicide.

It will be a place where they may be guided to believe in themselves and their future.

Martha was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2019 for her services to victims of crime particulary homicide in NSW.