Peyton Tuthill at National Outdoor Leadership School
The Peyton Tuthill Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3)corporation founded by Pat Tuthill who was confronted with an unspeakable tragedy when her 23-year-old daughter Peyton was sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered by an unsupervised probationer who transferred from another state to Denver in 1999. The foundation provides assistance to victims of crime, scholarships to homicide surviviors, protection of victims' rights, and advocates for public safety through effective public policy. The Peyton Tuthill Foundation promotes safe offender re-entry into our communities to protect families.
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A Not-for-Profit Foundation for Victims of Crime
Please help with your support. Donate on-line or send a check to Peyton Tuthill Foundation
No gift is too small and makes a difference in the life of a youth.
As of July 2017, $60,000 in scholarships has been awarded. This is only possbile because of the commitment, grassroots efforts,compassion of volunteers and generosity of others to help children whose lives have been shattered by violence and loss. Please click on this link and go to the bottom of the page to download the application. Click here for scholarships
8th Annual Wine & Cheese Tasting Benefit Planning Underway
he 8th Annual Wine & Cheese Tasting Reception at Capital City Country Club, was a huge success as Floridians were dodging Hurrincaes acorss the state. We owe success to our sponsors and friends who come out to support our mission every year to provide Hearts of Hope Scholarships to young homicide survivors and remember those we lost.
Gold Hearts Sponsors: Centre Pointe Heath and Rehabilitation, Leon County Sheriff Lamar Advertising
Sliver Heart Sponsors: Tallahassee State Bank, Vector Security, BurgerFi, Lady Links, Appriss
Red Heart Sponsors: Tallahassee Police Dept, Tallahassee Professional Firefighters, Sweet Grass Dairy, Jeannie Becker-Powell, Jane McElroy
Due to your continued support 12 homicide survivors have receieved their college degrees and are working or in graduate programs ( law, medicine, teaching, environmental, buiness) and involved in their communities to help others. Well done Friends of the Foundation - this is your Foundation and not possible without your compassion and generosity!
Inmates Donating to Foundation for National Crime Victims' Rights Week
Peyton Tuthill Hearts of Hope-a-Thon
Sponsored by Inmates at Hardee Correctional Institution
In collaboration with inmates, Warden and staff a marathon - run/walk event raised money for scholarships for children of homicide victims. Inmates were sponsored by their families and friends and using their commisary accounts for donations. Pat and Lee participated in Hearts of Hope-A-Thon. Younges inmate 23 and oldest 74. Proceeds will provide 3 scholarships.
Inmates compose music and lyrics "Fly Away" (Peyton's Song) and transfer copyright to the Foundation.
In 2016 inmates and their families and friends donated $2,300 to the Foundation. for 2 additional scholarships. This was the work of one inmate wanting to directly help victims and his enthusiasm was contagious and soon others joined him knowing the proceeds would directly benefit young survivors receiving the "Hearts of Hope Scholarships". These gifts directly fulfill the purpose of Restorative Justice.
Any amount no matter how small adds up. Restorative Justice, accepting accountability and providing a direct way to repair harm to victims is essential if any empathy is to develop. The Foundation is committed to turning all lives around.
Thanks to everyone who has supported the Foundation and our joint committment to helping a young homicide survivors reclaim their life in the face of tragedy! Congratulations to:
Megan BS - Licensed RN
Emily BS – Started Law School (Public Policy)
Alexandra BS - Environmental company project manager
Jessica BS - Human Resources – JP Morgan
Amber BS - Accepted into Law School and plans to be a prosecutor
Diana BS - Internship at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
Whitney BS - Applied to Pharmaceutical School
Lauren BS - Elementary school teacher
Ashley BS – Health and Nutrition
Maddie BS - Accepted into Physical Therapy School Fall 2017
Savannah BS - Public Policy
Michael BS - Finance (Goal to work with disadvantage communities)
Announcing the roll out of the first ever National Automated Standardized Victim Notification system, called ICOTS Vine. It is a 10 year dream turned reality for Pat Tuthill who has advocated for victims. Victims whose offenders transfer between states will be able to contact their state's Compact Office and sign up to be notified when the offender requests a transfer, is approved, departs, arrives, violates conditions of supervision, returns to the sending state, or when he or she is no longer under supervision. Victims of domestic violence and stalking will no longer have to guess on the status of the perpetrator and their own safety. The Peyton Tuthill Foundation has worked with the National Commission over the past 12 months to turn the dream into a reality by reviewing notification scripts and testing the system. Once the Victim Safety Brochure is complete, it will be available from this site.
Link to Track Offender Relocation
Click here pwp.interstatecompact.org/PWP/searches to find an offender and information about the offender.
Search for an offender by navigating to the offender search area and search for an offender by name or state offender ID number. Only offenders who have completed their transfer will be displayed.
Search for an offender then click on the name of the sending or receiving state to see contact information for that office. Then contact that individual compact office to obtain further information about that offender.
The Foundation is represented as a partner and stakeholder on 2 of the national forms.
One is Emerging Challenges and the second is Ensuring Victims Rights and Services. A comprehensive report was released in fall 2013 and can be viewed at the Office of Victims of Crime website ovc.gov.
Pat Tuthill Receives the 2014 Ronald Reagan Public Policy Award from the US Attorney General Office and OVC
Pat Tuthill receives 2014 Ronald Reagan Public Policy Award in Washington DC from the Bureau of Justice Office of Victims of Crime of her commitment to see the implementation of a National Automated Victim Notification System. Click the link to see video tribute and read https://ovcncvrw.ncjrs.gov/Awards/AwardGallery/gallerysearch.html
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