Meet The Community Hero Who Is Taking On New Orleans' SURGING Crime

Written By BlabberBuzz | Tuesday, 21 March 2023 12:00
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This woman is often among the first on the scene in a city with surging crime.

Sometimes, it gets so bad that she says she has to turn her emotions off, but that doesn’t stop victim advocate Tamara Jackson from continuing to be a community hero.

According to Fox News, “More than 50 people have been killed in New Orleans this year. Three died in a car chase and shootout. A 15-year-old girl was shot through a wall during a sleepover. Two siblings were shot at an intersection less than a year after their younger brother was shot to death.”

She works for the coroner’s office and is also a therapist. Instead of just doing her job as a person from the coroner’s office, she takes the time to comfort the loved ones left behind.

Fox News says, “Their grief and trauma need to be addressed,” she said. “And I’m a therapist. So even though I’m responding, I can also do that crisis intervention when it’s most needed.”


Jackson was that person that needed someone 23 years ago when her father was murdered. Tamara tries to be the bridge that connects the two. She says that victims often have questions that officers on the scene might be unable to answer, and that’s where she comes in.

Three years ago, New Orleans had the lowest homicide rate it has seen. Since then, it’s skyrocketed. In September, New Orleans earned the title of the nation’s murder capital because it had the most murders per capita compared to every other major city in the United States. That doesn’t make things easy for people like Jackson.

Tamara Jackson works to advocate for families and victims and believes in building stronger communities. Although the days that there are no homicides are getting further apart, she’s not giving up.