Apr 25, 2024

A Guidebook for Victims’ Families Who Want to Engage with Creators

TCPT Founder Haley Gray is thrilled to unveil a project that has been near and dear to her heart for quite some time now. Over the past few years, she has had the privilege of working closely with families affected by unsolved cases, and it’s opened her eyes to some troubling trends in the true crime community.

Too often, families are treated unfairly by certain creators—exploited for downloads, asked insensitive questions for emotional soundbites, and not given the respect they deserve as integral parts of their loved ones’ stories. This injustice has driven her to action, and she’s proud to introduce a solution: “Collaborating for Justice: A Guide for Families and Creators Spreading Awareness of Unsolved Cases.”

This guidebook, crafted in collaboration with esteemed organizations like Project: Cold Case, Season of Justice, Murder, She Told, and Navigating Advocacy, is the culmination of months of hard work and dedication. Together, they’ve created a comprehensive resource to empower families with knowledge of their rights and to provide creators with essential guidelines on how to ethically engage with them.

Haley is immensely grateful to Arlene Harbison, Julie Murray, and Eric Carter-Landin for their invaluable contributions and guidance throughout this process. Their insight has been instrumental in shaping this initiative.

True Crime Podcast Training invites you all to download the guidebook and share it far and wide. Let’s work together to foster a more compassionate and respectful true crime community—one where families are supported, not exploited. Together, we can make a difference. 

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