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"Nearly 4 years since rape at Vanderbilt, third football player to stand trial Monday"


"'The victim has to relive this trauma all over again," said Kathy Walsh, executive director of the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence. "This is something that the victim has to live with for the rest of her life, and it can cause trauma to have to go to trail over and over and over again."

Walsh offers training and education to facilities, students and athletes as part of her work as an advocate. Awareness of sexual assault has improved while the case has been pending, she said.

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spotlight & events

Save the Date! The 5th Annual Pearls & Pinstripes Gala will be October 6, 2017.

Check the link below for more information!

Pearls & Pinstripes



Kendra Gives Back

Join us on August 24, 2017 for our Kendra Gives Back event at Kendra Scott in the Hill Center, Green Hills. Kendra Scott will donate 20% of proceeds purchased that evening to the TN Coalition. Click the link for more information!

Kendra Gives Back Event





Rape Prevention Education Institute



Plugged into Prevention: Integrating Digital Literacy in Prevention Efforts

9th Annual Rape Prevention & Education Institute

July 19 - 21
Radisson Hotel
1112 Airport Center Dr. Nashville, TN 37214

Click the link below for registration information!

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.


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.