Created to Honor the
Legacy of Judy Malinowski

“I never want another woman to go through what I have been through. If I can help only one, it will have been worth it.”

Judy's Foundation helps victims and their families that have dealt with, and are currently dealing with domestic violence, drug addiction, and human trafficking.

Judy’s Foundation has been created to honor the life and bravery of Judy Malinowski. Judy has inspired the people around her to continue the work she started! While Judy was in the hospital fighting for her life, she was also fighting for each and every person that has had to go through domestic violence. Judy's Foundations is currently working on projects that will assist victims and their families for years to come. Developing software to aid first responders when dealing with abusers, strengthening and broadening the scope and reach of Judy’s Law, as well as creating Judy's House that will be a complex for safety and resource.

Judy's Fight That Continues To Inspire Us

In August 2015, Judy Malinowski, then 31 years old and a mother of two, was doused in gas and set on fire by her ex-boyfriend, Michael Slager.

Judy suffered third and fourth-degree burns over 70% of her body. Doctors gave her hours to live, but for nearly two years, Judy survived before succumbing to her injuries.

Before her death, Judy provided her sworn testimony via Skype from her hospital bed, stating that Slager was the one responsible for her injuries.

Her testimony, which included cross-examination by Slager ‘s legal defense team, set a new legal precedent in Ohio; this meant Judy was the first to testify to her own homicide...

MTV Doc's - "The Fire That Took Her" is currently streaming on Paramount+ as of May 2023

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Sadly Judy left behind two young daughters, her brother “Bubby” and a sister.
She will be forever missed.

Thank You to Our
Partners & Sponsors

  • Skladany Enterprises, Inc.
  • Larry Fox
  • Archie & Bonita Griffin
  • Anonymous
  • Brooke Bodney
  • Bob Ostrander
  • Joe Eckart