How domestic violence affects the families we serve

How domestic violence affects the families we serve

Oct 22 2014

Domestic violence is something that’s often underreported, and the reality is that it is very difficult to leave a relationship that is violent either physically, emotionally, sexually or psychologically. There are a lot of reasons why a domestic violence survivor may stay in a relationship and not report it, especially when they fear their children will be removed from their home.  Read More

Weaving a web of safety and support for children

Weaving a web of safety and support for children

Oct 16 2014

I’ve been asked many times, ‘Judge Byrne, how do you keep doing what you do?’ You’re looking at her right over there. I was blessed with the most amazing family network. I knew my grandmas and grandpas, aunts, uncles and cousins. We got together regularly. Tonight my mom and I were talking about that richness of family that weaves a fiber of support. You know people have your back, you absolutely know it to the core of your being. That’s what the kids we serve lack. Read More