Christine K. Jackson is the founder of Torch of Hope, Inc.,an organization which serves as a bridge to the community and survivors of Crime Victims and Parents of Deceased Children. This bridge provides a beacon of Hope, solid Christian principles foundation, and liaison for community resources available to those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Having experienced her own personal loss, she has formed solid partnerships with the U.S. Dept. of Justice-US Attorneys Office/Office of Justice Programs-Faith Based & Neighborhood Partnerships, Metropolitan Police Department, The Len & Jay Bias Foundation, The William Kellibrew Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington, Community Education Group-HIV/AIDs Awareness, D.C. Department of Mental Health, Wendt Center for Loss & Healing, National Center for Victims of Crime, Inspiring Minds, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute.
Since the loss of her eldest son, Phillip Christopher Jackson, 18 years old, due to gun violence she and her husband have committed to taking the Torch which represents Phillip’s life to the community. They are charged to deliver messages of Hope to those who are grieving loss(s) from domestic crime and violence. Their resounding communication targets Crime Victim Survivors who are seeking relief from the devastation of senseless life loss. Simply stated, Christine expresses that “The More I Help-The More I Heal”and stands firmly on her faith in God who has been the sole source of her strength and endurance. Job 11:18 You will be secure, because there is hope; You will look about you and take your rest in safety.
Christine’s professional career consists of 25 years with the United States Postal Service, Washington, D. C. She has worked in Customer Service, Sales and Marketing. Her extensive background and professional experience have equipped her with skills in facilitating workshops, training seminars and presentations. She has received numerous awards and special recognition for her hard work and efforts.
She serves as an ordained minister at Deliverance Temple Church, Oxon Hill, Maryland (Ethel M. Robinson, Pastor). The ministry has provided over ten years of spiritual nurturing and Christian values needed for times such as these and has been called not only to minister in the church but in the community as well.
Christine was selected to participate on the DOJ Office for Victims of Crime funded project called "Vision 21: Transforming Victims Services". In short, “Vision 21” is a series of four grants from the Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) designed to "develop a synthesis document to provide a philosophical and strategic framework for defining the role of the field in the country's response to crime and moving the field forward in the future. The Portland, OR-based National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI), is examining the role of the crime victims' field in the overall response to crime and delinquency in the U.S. For this project, NCVLI will be bringing together many diverse perspectives in a Stakeholder Group to critically examine and create consensus on foundational questions and proposed answers related to the field's role. The Stakeholder group will bring together national experts including, but not limited to, child welfare, mental health, victims’ rights enforcement, judiciary, law enforcement, legal, ID theft, sex trafficking, gangs, violence against women, at-risk juveniles, and corrections.
Christine currently resides in Bryans Road, Maryland (Charles County) with her husband of 25 years, Phillip Capice Jackson and son Aaron Capice Jackson (12 yrs.old).