Mar 07, 2023 6:30 PM
Martha Jobour
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 Martha Jabour has been the Executive Director of the Homicide Victims’ Support Group (Aust) Inc. since 1993. She was employed by the Institute of Forensic Medicine in 1993 to coordinate and set up the support group, providing counselling, support and referrals for the family members of homicide within the counselling section.

Martha trained as a grief and trauma counsellor after the death of her second son Michael to cot death at the Bereavement Care Centre and the National Centre for Childhood Grief. She acquired experience within the areas of Grief, Trauma, Policy Development, Strategic Planning and responding to crisis management whilst working both in a voluntary and paid position with the Sudden Infant Death Association of NSW. 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.

In 2019 in recognition of her many years of tireless, selfless hard work and dedication she was awarded a medal of the order of Australia for service to the community through support for victims of crime and in 2020 was also elected Honorary Secretary of The Order of Australia Association NSW Branch.