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
The Mary Byron Project, fostering innovations and strategies to end domestic violence, has
selected four organizations to receive the Celebrating Solutions Awards. These awards
showcase and recognize organizations for innovations that demonstrate promise in breaking
the cycle of domestic violence. A panel of experts help select programs they believe serve as
models for the nation. Each award includes a $10,000 cash prize in recognition of their
pioneering efforts. Congratulations to the following 2013 Celebrating Solutions Winners:
• GreenHouse 17, formerly Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program
• District Alliance for Safe Housing, (DASH)
• National Crime Victim Law Institute
• Rutgers, School of Social Work, Center on Violence Against Women and Children
New Brunswick, NJ
These four wonderful organizations work tirelessly to end intimate partner violence. The
Mary Byron Project is so proud to recognize them for the amazing work they continue to do.
The Roth Award has been created specifically for programs that address the needs of
underserved populations. The winning organization is chosen by a panel of experts
and will receive a $10,000 cash prize in recognition of their hard work. Congratulations
to the 2013 Roth Award winner:
• Migrant Clinicians Network
The work this organization does truly makes such a difference to so many people and The
Mary Byron Project couldn’t have found a more deserving organization for our second
annual Roth Award.
*Please see the "Our Work" Page to
view the winners' applications *
December 6, 2013, we remember the tragic death of Mary Byron 20 years ago (December 6, 1993). In memory and honor of the 20th Anniversary of Mary's death, The Mary Byron Project hosted a "Luncheon to Remember" on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 and it was exactly that; a luncheon to remember! Thank you to all of those who attended, participated and helped make the luncheon so special.
The newspapers and news channels put together many great articles and wonderful videos in memory of Mary Byron's death, and legacy that has led to programs that help prevent this type of tragedy from happening to others. 20 years later, we still remember and continue to honor Mary, fostering innovations and strategies to end domestic violence. We have linked the articles and videos regarding the 20th Anniversary below and encourage you to read, watch and even share with others:
We are now accepting applications for the 2014 Celebrating Solutions and Roth Awards. Click here to learn more about the Celebrating Solutions Awards and how you can apply. Nominations must be postmarked by November 22, 2013. Email and fax submissions will not be accepted.
Click here to learn more about the Roth Award and how you can apply. Nominations must be postmarked by December 22, 2013. Email and fax submissions will not be accepted.
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.
The Mary Byron Project would like to thank all of the businesses and people who participated in the 12th Annual Mary Byron Project Golf Scramble and Charitable Poker Tournament at Wildwood Country Club on September 23. The weather was perfect, and we couldn't have asked for a better day to spend on the golf course.
We would also like to thank our wonderful volunteers. Without you, this event would not have been possible. We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication to this event and 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!
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.