Family United Transportation Services – Connecting Families With Their Incarcerated Loved Ones; and The TIPS Hotline Is Heating Up

Family United Transportation Services – Connecting Families With Their Incarcerated Loved Ones

No one goes to prison alone, their family is affected in a variety of ways and staying connected with one’s family while incarcerated is one of the most important factors in reducing recidivism. Many poor families cannot afford to make the trip to visit their incarcerated loved ones and public transportation is often expensive and doesn’t go where they need it to. Prison administrations often make it difficult to visit and prisoners are transferred to facilities far from their families for institutional reasons. Family United Transportation Service provides services to families with loved ones incarcerated in Missouri and Kansas correctional facilities. They believe in family unity and putting families first as well as offering exclusive services to senior citizens and others who desire to travel with us for personal needs.

On today’s show host Latahra Smith talks with Audra McCloud of Family United Transportation Services. They provides transportation for visits to incarcerated loved ones in both Kansas and Missouri. If you want to find out more about their services you can contact them –

Facebook –
phone – 816-533-5622
email – [email protected]

The TIPS Hotline Is Heating Up

The Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline has increased their $10,000 reward to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest for murder in Kansas City, MO. This is a collaboration between the local and federal prosecutors as well as Kansas City, MO. This wholistic approach will redirect more officers toward these violent cases, add Social workers and of course raise the reward. As always the hotline does not take personal information and is completely anonymous.

Host Melvin Merritt talks to Detective Kevin Boehm about a renewed effort, that is already showing promise with increased activity on the TIPS hotline and includes social workers in station houses.

Crime Stoppers Hotline – 816-474-TIPS (8477)
Web Tips –
Free Mobile App –
Detective Kevin Boehm – 816-960-6800 ext 226

The JoJR Calendar for the week of August 5th

The Criminal Justice Task Force will meet Monday August 5th from 6:45 to 8:45 pm at the Church of the Good Shepard, 4947 Chouteau Drive, KCMO. The Criminal Justice Task Force mission is to lobby the Missouri State Legislature for sentencing laws that are fair and basic human rights of those that are incarcerated. For information contact Robin Johnson at 816-522-4081 or email: [email protected]
The Kansas City Chapter of Missourian’s For Alternatives to the Death Penalty will meet Tuesday, August 6th from 6:30 to 8pm at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut, KCMO. They will be discussing the rescheduled execution of Russell Bucklew and more.
The KC Area Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children and Other Survivors of Homicide will hold their monthly meeting August 9th, beginning at 7:30 PM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 2552 Gillham Road, KCMO. POMC meets to provide assistance through ongoing emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy and awareness to all survivors of homicide victims.
KC Aim4Peace, St Regis Academy and more are sponsoring a Community Peace Walk In Midtown, Thursday August 8th, 5:30 -8pm. The walk will begin at MT Vernon Baptist Church, 39th and Prospect, KCMO at 5:30pm with stops along the way at 35th and 31st on Prospect ending at The KCPD East patrol station at 26th and Prospect. All violence prevention organizations and the community are invited to participate.

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