HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - More than a year after authorities say Chloe Randolph was murdered by her husband, Randolph’s parents are determined to make a change for domestic violence cases in the community.
“We always said we’d never allow her death to be in vain,” Kristie Randolph, Chloe’s mother said.
The only way that Chloe Randolph’s parents knew how to commemorate their daughter’s death was to help other domestic violence victims in the community to make sure another situation like Chloe’s doesn’t happen again.
“Chloe would want this and she would want us, as I always taught her, to stand our ground and that’s what we’re doing,” Kristie said.
On Thursday, the Chloe Randolph Organization officially opened in Henderson - a safe space for domestic violence victims to go.
“We decided that it was a much-needed process here in our community," Jay Randolph, Chloe’s father said. “To have an advocacy center that tells resources, how to get EPODVO’s, how to file, what other organizations you can go to that will help. You know, as far as any counseling, legal services, so today will be the start of that.”
Chloe’s parents also urging the community to read up on Marcy’s law - an amendment that voters will see on their ballots in Kentucky.
“Marcy’s law for Kentucky is amendment one, so on the back of your ballot it’s the first amendment and it would provide and protect rights for crime victims at the constitutional level," Emily Bonistall Postel, the Director of Outreach for Marcy’s Law for Kentucky said. “So right now, victims' rights in Kentucky are only in the statutory level which means they’ll always be second fiddle to the rights that the defendant has.”
Chloe’s parents say they’re more than ready to start helping victims in the community.
“We’re open - 24/7, 365 (days)," Jay said. “You call that phone number, and it will be answered.”