Maria Henson was a young journalist based in Lexington, Kentucky in the early 90's when she found a problem that needed solving. Too many victims of family violence were not being protected when they called the police, or when they filed for a protective order before judges.
With a dynamic team of writers and editors behind her at the Lexington Harald-Leader, she spotlighted stories of justice, publishing photos and names of victims and discussing the judges, prosecutors, and officers who stood in the way. She gave voice to the survivors. And laws in Kentucky rapidly changed.
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To get a copy of Maria Henson's To Have and To Harm series, email me at Lizbeth@persistenceulizbeth.com, or reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please understand that the images and stories included may be triggering for some.
Maria Henson won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for her editorial series about domestic violence and, in California, edited a series about Yosemite National Park that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2005. She now teaches and is associate vice president and editor-at-large at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.
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