Our Work

APPELLATE ADVOCACY PROGRAM

Our skilled staff and volunteer attorneys provide representation for survivors in appeals when relief has been denied to them or when relief was granted but the perpetrator has filed an appeal. We handle appeals from many different types of cases related to intimate partner violence, including appeals from protective orders and custody orders where intimate partner violence is present. Our goals are to keep survivors and their families safe and to shape the law to enhance justice for other survivors.

MARY BYRON SCHOLARS

The Mary Byron Project Scholars Program at Assumption High School in Louisville, KY was established in memory of Mary Byron, a 1991 graduate of Assumption. The scholarship program is designed for students who wish to undertake a leadership opportunity among their peers and in the community relating to intimate partner and dating violence education and prevention. 

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

We provide training and education designed to help professionals (including legal professionals and law enforcement) and community members understand the dynamics of intimate partner violence, the application of law to situations involving intimate partner violence, and the need for changes in workplaces, courtrooms, and other settings. We’re happy to tailor training to the needs of your group.

CELEBRATING SOLUTIONS AWARDS

The Celebrating Solutions Awards showcase and applaud local innovations that demonstrate promise in breaking the cycle of violence. We've selected programs that can serve as models for the nation and awarded $10,000 cash awards in recognition of their pioneering efforts. The fifth Celebrating Solutions Award, the Roth Award, was created specifically for programs that address the needs of underserved populations.

WORKSAFE INITIATIVE

The WorkSafe Initiative helps business leaders become proactive about supporting and protecting employees who are victims of intimate partner violence and those who work with them.  We understand that many companies are uncertain about their role in this issue and want to respect their employees’ privacy. Our WorkSafe Initiative was created to help address this uncertainty and provide guidance, training and policy development support.

JUSTICE IN ACTION  NEWSLETTER

Our monthly newsletter is full of information about the Mary Byron Project’s history, our current projects and upcoming events, and information about what is going on around the state and nation concerning intimate partner violence.