The leaders of JTS are people intimately aware of domestic violence and its consequences. They are experts who seek to educate about domestic violence and who advocate for its victims especially women incarcerated for acting in self-defense against their abusers.

Kelle Lynn who is a survivor of domestic violence founded JTS in 2016 to advocate formally for victims of domestic violence and to help give them a voice. She is board president.

A psychologist who was formerly with the Michigan Department of Corrections
Nels Thompson is an expert on domestic violence. He is featured in several of Justice Thru Storytelling’s educational and supportive videos.

Former Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Jack McDonald reversed the verdict of Nancy Seaman a victim of domestic violence who was imprisoned for killing her husband. He took the important step after learning about Battered Women’s Syndrome from Dr. Lenore Walker a nationally recognized expert on domestic violence.

Joan Grillo was employed more than 20 years as a victim advocate in two prosecutors’ offices.

Dr. Gil Padula is system medical director for Summa Health Cancer Institute in Northeast Ohio. A Michigan native he keeps a residence in Grand Haven. Raised by a strong independent mother Dr. Padula works to end domestic violence for women and men and to diminish the use of false accusations of domestic violence as it pertains to divorce and custody battles. While in Michigan he was the Principal Investigator of the Cancer Research Consortium of West Michigan and Medical Director of Technology and Innovation at the Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center.

Connie Thacker is a Shareholder at Thacker Sleight and Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Demand Justice

The goal of this campaign is to convince our legislators in the state of Michigan to change People v Christel to model the California law in order to bring #Justice4Women.


Giving Voices to the Voiceless

Support the #Justice4Women Campaign, which Aims to Advocate for Battered Women in Prison Due to the Double Injustice of the Justice System.

We need the resources to advocate to the Governor and Parole Board, Judges, Prosecutors, Legislators and Law Enforcement.