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The Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence is the leading voice for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Tennessee. Established in 1983 as a nonprofit agency, the Coalition is a statewide network of domestic violence programs, rape crisis centers, allied programs, and individuals working together to end domestic and sexual violence in Tennessee. We advocate for laws that protect victims of rape and abuse, train police officers, judges and frontline workers, provide life-saving services to victims, and partner with communities to prevent and end violence. We invite you to stand with us to improve the lives of survivors and create a world in which rape and abuse no longer exist.


United States Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics: 
Campus Climate Survey

In January, the United States Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released important survey data gathered from students anonymously surveyed across nine universities about their experience with sexual violence. Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence Executive Director Kathy Walsh said, “These numbers illustrate the reality of campus sexual assault our young adults face. It’s the reality our advocates see every day, and it’s the reality we have been working to change since 1983. The numbers are frightening, especially for young women: 1 in 17 experience rape while at college. More alarming is that only 12.5% of these incidents are reported. We hope this report helps start a wave of new prevention policies and intervention procedures adopted by universities. It takes a community to overlook these numbers and it will take community effort to shrink them.”
Learn more about the survey here.


Safe and Sound

When her daughters found her, she was covered in blood and missing some teeth. After she got out of the hospital, she found he had taken everything. So she got help from her local domestic violence program, which supported her in getting a new job and finding a safe home for her and her daughters. Because of supporters like you, the Coalition was able to provide emergency financial assistance to help her close the gap and pay the deposit on her new home.

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events & trainings

Annual Conference 2016

Click here for registration and more information. 

For questions about our 2016 Annual Conference contact

Katie Czerwinski


Community Shares Chili Festival


Join us on February 14 at the Nashville Chili Festival for a day of fun, live music, and great food with Community Shares Tennessee! 

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The Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence is a nonprofit organization composed of community leaders and program members who share a common vision of ending violence in the lives of Tennesseans.