About

The Kyra Franchetti Foundation is raising awareness about the dangers of family violence, especially to children, within and outside our divorce/family court system. We seek to create change in the conversation, change in the way issues are addressed in family court, and change in the media discussion and coverage about family violence and those involved.

The Kyra Franchetti Foundation was founded by Jacqueline Franchetti in memory of her 28-month old daughter Kyra, who, in July 2016 during a court-sanctioned unsupervised visit, was shot twice in the back while she slept by her biological father, who then set his house on fire and killed himself.

We honor Kyra’s memory by working to ensure no other child should be harmed by a parent and no other family should be impacted by a similar tragedy.

Our Work

Protection

Calling attention to this growing problem so we can protect children from being placed in family violence situations

Communication

Changing the conversation, in person and in the media, about family violence to ensure families can have the respect, privacy, and comfort they need and deserve

Education

About how current practices in the divorce and family court system place children in grave danger, and how codifying better policies can keep them safe

Advocacy

Through our 501(c)4 Kyra’s Champions, we advocate for policy changes that promote and protect children and families at risk of family violence

Our Work

Protection

Calling attention to this growing problem so we can protect children from being placed in family violence situations

Communication

Changing the conversation, in person and in the media, about family violence to ensure families can have the respect, privacy, and comfort they need and deserve

Education

About how current practices in the divorce and family court system place children in grave danger, and how codifying better policies can keep them safe

Advocacy

We advocate for policy changes that promote and protect children and families at risk of family violence

Advocacy

Through our 501(c)4 Kyra’s Champions, we advocate for policy changes that promote and protect children and families at risk of family violence