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Alicia Rasin has passed

Alicia Rasin has passed.

From the Times-Dispatch:

Alicia Rasin, the longtime and widely known victims advocate who founded Citizens Against Crime and comforted scores of Richmond-area families, has died, a city spokeswoman said Friday night.

Ms. Rasin was a community activist who had held vigils for homicide victims, and she often asked the community to pray for the victims’ families.

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A profile by Sara Dabney Tisdale in Style from 2010 is a great look at Ms.Rasin’s work and impact on the community:

RASIN HAS BEEN leading prayer vigils for Richmond’s victims of homicide for almost 25 years. The founder of Citizens Against Crime, she’s worked with successive governors, mayors and police chiefs. Former governor and Richmond mayor Tim Kaine dubbed her “Richmond’s Ambassador of Compassion” years ago. Her image is one of the first to flash across the Web page of the city police department, an agency she’s in touch with almost every day.

Rasin helped guide the city through the worst and best of times, through more recent decreases in the murder rate to the notorious spate in the mid-1990s — more than 100 murders each year from 1990 to 1997, with a high of 161 in 1994 — that made Richmond one of the country’s most deadly cities.

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You can hear Alicia talk about her work in Don Dale’s Alicia Rasin, What’s Your Story? from Virginia Voice.

PHOTO via Virginia Voice

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She was an incredible lady and gave a lot to the community. Sorry to hear about this, she will be missed.

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Rip u will be truly missed by so many

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RIP…..

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For all the saints who from their labors rest, Hallelujah. Peace and thanksgiving for Ms Rasin. http://t.co/UKPcD3IIZd

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Rlp

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Kathy Robins

Such sad news for this city. 🙁

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Linda Perez Elmore

She did so much for so many.

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Rip my cousin. Love Always

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At 4:20 a.m. October 10, 2015, your spirit awakened me to let me know that you transitioned into God’s Kingdom. I will miss you my Friend. Well done. My Mentor and Queen Sister, Alicia. ?#?Matriarch? As I was sitting thinking about my friend’s life, I was also reflecting on how blessed I am to have experienced her greatness from a front row seat. An honor and privilege. Yes, I will miss her and I thank God for that opportunity and for the wisdom she poured into my spirit and life. She was my Mentor. She came in to my life… Read more »

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Linda Skipper Clark

RIP you were a true blessing to so many people You were an amazing lady thank you for loving the way you did

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