Fostering Innovations and Strategies to
End Domestic Violence

The Mary Byron Project was established in 2000 in memory of the young woman whose tragic murder led to the creation of automated crime victim notification technologies. As a nationally recognized thought leader on domestic violence, the Mary Byron Project cultivates and supports efforts that extend beyond crisis management to attack the root causes of this epidemic and help build safer, healthier communities.


10401 Linn Station Road
Louisville, KY 40223





Have you heard about the WorkSafe Initiative???

Nearly 33% of female homicide victims in the U.S. were killed by a current or former intimate partner between 2003 and 2008. The Mary Byron Project, the Kentucky Commission on Women and the Kentucky State Police are working together to help business leaders become proactive about protecting employees who are victims of domestic violence. 

Click Here for more information about the WorkSafe Initiative


2015 Celebrating Solutions


The Mary Byron Project created the Celebrating Solutions Awards to showcase and applaud local innovations that demonstrate promise in breaking the cycle of violence. We select programs that can serve as models for the nation and offer $10,000 cash awards in recognition of their pioneering efforts. Nominations are judged by a panel of experts in criminal justice, health care, and public policy, and other disciplines that address domestic violence.

Application has been extended to January 15, 2015

Apply Now!


2015 Roth Award


The Roth Award has been created specifically for programs that address the needs of underserved populations. These programs provide services to  those who are identified as such based on characteristics that include age, race, ethnicity, gender, faith, disabilities,  low socio-economic status, non-English speaking,  sexual preference,  and surprisingly, victims from economically-comfortable suburban  areas who traditionally do not know how to avail themselves of services or who are too ashamed to find them. In general, there is a lack of resources for these specific populations, or the individuals have difficulty accessing available resources.

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The Mary Byron Project is now a part of the Amazon affiliate marketing program. Before you shop on Amazon, click on this link, and the Mary Byron Project will receive a 4% rebate. This is an easy way to give back to our organization.


Thank You for Your Support!


The Mary Byron Project would like to thank all of the organizations, businesses and individuals who support us in the work we do. Your generosity allows us to continue to find new strategies to end domestic violence.


We would also like to thank our wonderful volunteers for any and all events we host. Without you, these events would not be possible. We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication to the organization.


Since its inception, The Mary Byron Project has donated more than $600,000 to nearly 35 organizations across the country that have been able to demonstrate innovative, proven solutions. With your contributions, we can help even more!    


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Mary's Story

A tragic end marks the beginning of our mission


Seven years after their daughter's murder and six years after the creation of automated victim notification technology (VINE), Pat and John Byron spearheaded the creation of the Mary Byron Project, an organization dedicated to finding innovations like VINE that save lives.


Read her story


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