At our Annual Benefit each year, the Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation recognizes those individuals, corporations and community partners who have helped to advance the movement to end domestic violence.
Empowering the Future Award
Amy Shaw Palumbo and the William J. Shaw Family Foundation
Amy Shaw Palumbo received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Notre Dame and her Juris Doctor and Master of Social Work degree from Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to her experiences as an attorney, Amy has provided counseling services to children in area schools, to survivors of rape and domestic violence and has worked on a suicide hotline.
Amy served as Program Manager for the Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation and later served as a member of the Foundation’s Board. While on the Board, she helped develop the Lawyers’ Initiative to recruit and train local attorneys to provide free legal services for survivors of domestic violence.
Currently, Amy Shaw Palumbo is an Attorney and Project Manager for DVS Legal, Inc. In that role, she continues to provide legal services and referrals to victims of domestic violence in Montgomery County. Amy collaborates with other agencies in the county to help victims begin their path to freedom from abuse.
It was Amy’s passion for issues related to domestic violence that led her to ask her family to get involved. Amy’s father and sisters agreed that this was a vital issue and they wanted to help. The William J. Shaw Family Foundation has been supporting the Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation and other domestic violence agencies for more than 5 years.
For these reasons and more, Amy Shaw Palumbo and the William J. Shaw Family Foundation are the recipients of the 2019 Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation’s Empowering the Future Award.