Kyra’s Champions is a non-profit association [501(c)4] advocating for policy changes that promote and protect children and families at risk of family violence.
Kyra’s Champions is the advocacy arm of The Kyra Franchetti Foundation, a 501(c)3 raising awareness about the dangers of family violence, especially to children, inside and outside our divorce/family court system. The Kyra Franchetti Foundation seeks 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.
Kyra’s Champions and The Kyra Franchetti Foundation were founded by Jacqueline Franchetti in memory of her sweet, vibrant, loving 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.
Kyra’s Champions focuses on legislative initiatives on the federal and state levels to ensure children and their safety are top priorities in our family court systems.