Radha Stern

Radha Stern

Healing Partner, and Author

Since the murder of her son, Christopher, in 1996, Radha Stern has devoted herself to helping others who have lost a loved one due to a violent crime.  She created and maintains her website, Griefprints.com, to share her experiences throughout her journey from the darkness of grief into the light of gratitude. She is active in Gifford’s Law Center and the Insight Prison Project, as well as The Compassionate Friends, an organization for parents who have lost a child. Radha is an experienced grant maker, fundraiser, and marketer, and her extensive volunteer activity over the last two decades includes work with trade organizations, advocacy groups, and victim’s rights programs. She is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation; former program officer for a family philanthropic foundation that supports organizations providing basic services to critical-need populations; and a volunteer at the San Francisco Marin Food Banks. Radha’s book, Griefprints: A Practical Guide for Supporting a Grieving, was published in 2014. She is also a contributor to the inspirational book Courage Does Not Always Roar: Ordinary Women with Extraordinary Courage (Simple Truths, 2010). A native Californian, she lives with her husband, Gary; together they have five children, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hall C | St. Mary's Cathedral - Event Center

The Healing Power of the Victim Offender Education Group (VOEG)

Lenard Rubio
Victim Offender Education Group (VOEG) Facilitator and Executive Director of Insight Prison Project, a division of Five Keys Schools and Programs


Radha Stern
Survivor, Healing Partner, and Author

Sheila Menezes
MS, CPCC, and VOEG Facilitator

Thedo Butler
Victim Offender Education Group (VOEG) graduate


This panel will discuss the experiences of a survivor who has participated in our Surrogate Survivor Impact Panels as well as a direct Victim Offender Dialogue (VOD), two VOEG graduates, and two VOEG facilitators. Insight Prison Project is a division of Five Keys. The VOEG program is currently being offered at San Quentin Rehabilitation Center, Pelican Bay State Prison, R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility, Valley State Prison, California Men’s Colony, California Institution for Men, the California Institution for Women, the San Francisco Juvenile Justice Center, and in four correctional institutions in Colorado. We are currently recruiting to train VOEG facilitators to replicate to the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla, Correctional Training Facility in Soledad, and Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad.