Khadafy Washington Project

The Khadafy Washington Project provides critical response to family and friends of homicide victims in order to prevent retaliation and promote healing.

The program was named after the murdered teenage son of the program’s founder, Marilyn Washington Harris. Mrs. Harris received the 2008 City of Oakland Humanitarian Award in recognition of her years of tireless service on behalf of those left behind when violence takes away a loved one.

This project is part of the Crisis Response and Support Network.

Offering Support in the Aftermath of Homicides

Khadafy Washington Project provides critical response to family and friends of homicide victims:

  • Offering emotional support and guidance immediately after a traumatic event
  • Assisting survivors with practical and financial assistance, including funeral planning, Victim of Crime applications, and relocation assistance
  • Calming tensions to dissuade retaliatory violence

If your friend or family member was recently killed, please call us at (510) 594-2588 x310 so we can assist you through this difficult time.

Watch and learn more about KWP

The Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism produced this video, titled "The Funeral," and Mrs. Harris's work to serve families after a homicide.