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.
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On Thursday, February 28, 2013, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Kentucky House Bill 9 with only 1 no vote.
House Bill 9 would broaden the law that allows for victims to request an emergency protective order to include those people who are in dating relationships. Current law only allows protective orders be granted to people who live or have lived together.
The Mary Byron Project would like to thank everyone for their collaboration, leadership and support on this important issue. More work to be done...
On February 22, 2012, Sign-A-Rama Downtown selected The Mary Byron Project as one of the 2013 “Signs of Support” grant recipients. This grant will be used to assist with printing costs for the 2013 Assumption High School Walk A Mile In Her Shoes® event and Teen Dating Violence Awareness Week. St. Xavier, Trinity, and Desales High Schools will also be participating in these events.
Posters will be displayed throughout each of the four high schools beginning Monday, April 8- Friday, April 12. Each poster will contain facts, information, and resources to help educate the students about teen dating violence.
People who are in dating relationships, but who have never lived together, could seek protection with a domestic violence order under a bill passed from the House Wednesday afternoon.
House Bill 9, which passed 92-5, would broaden the law that allows for victims to request an emergency protective order to include those people who are in dating relationships. Current law only allows protective orders be granted to people who live or have lived together.
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.
The Mary Byron Project’s Celebrating Solutions Awards honor innovative programs that demonstrate promise in ending the generational cycle of domestic violence. We select programs that can serve as models for the nation and offer cash awards of $10,000 in recognition of their pioneering efforts. These are awards for accomplishments, not grants for future projects. Recipients are not required to render any further services as a condition of receiving a Celebrating Solutions 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.
On April 10-11, 2013, 2010 Celebrating Solutions winner, The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, and 2008 Celebrating Solutions winner, Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, will be co-sponsoring the Driving Change Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.
To learn more about registering to attend the conference, please click here.
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!