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"CDC: Half Of All Female Homicide Victims Are Killed By Intimate Partners"

More than half of female homicide victims were killed in connection to intimate partner violence — and in 10 percent of those cases, violence shortly before the killing might have provided an opportunity for intervention.

That is according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published Thursday, that takes a close look at the homicides of women.

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Regional Shelter Institutes


The Shelter Institutes will be a two day training for advocates, which will address three branches of shelter operation, culture, services, and policies, offering trauma-informed implementation tools for each. The Institutes will be highly practical in nature, focusing on the implementation of best practice standards rather than the theoretical framework of trauma-informed care.   

The Institutes will take place in all 3 regions of the state. For registration links to the Institute in you region click here.

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.