The first annual Powerhouse Award was presented to Torry Johnson, District Attorney General of Davidson County at a special luncheon on Tuesday, April 30th.
Congratulations Tierra for completing the PREP Leadership Training program at Vanderbilt! We've loved having you as our intern :)
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WTVF - Newschannel 5 Morning Line Features Conte and Fox in celebration of National Crime Victims' Rights Week
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Channel 5's Nick Beres, former Tennessee First Lady Andrea Conte and BOP Victim Services Director Tina Fox discussed National Crime Victims' Rights Week and other victims' issues Monday, April 15 th on Newschannel5+'s Morning Line.
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Tree Planting Ceremonies
Davidson County News -DA Adds Two Prosecutors
Restructures DV Prosecution Team
Victims of domestic
violence in Nashville
are getting more attention to their cases with a new restructuring of the DV
team within the Davidson County District Attorney’s office.
"There has long been a need to re-establish a dedicated team to prosecute those cases related to domestic violence in this community,” says District Attorney General Torry Johnson.
This month, the office rolled out a Domestic Violence Prosecution Team, which devotes more prosecutors to handle domestic crime-related cases. The 11-member team will include six assistant DAs and five victim witness coordinators, specifically assigned to handle domestic violence offenses.
"These increased resources will allow us to dramatically improve the attention we can give these domestic violence cases,” says Johnson.
To find Victim Resources through the District Attorney's office click here
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From our Jackson training
The 2013 International Women's Day Forum
was a Big Success!
Knoxville News Sentinel
Thanks to our Co-sponsors : Women's Interfaith Dialogue, League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge Branch AAUW,Altrusa International of Oak Ridge, United Way of Anderson County, Alpha Kappa Alpha, You Have the Power, Inc., WBIR-TV (media sponsor)
The Tennessean article - "1895 Law Holds potentially holds 14 year- old statutory rape victim liable"
VAWA Passes !!!
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Community Foundation President Ellen Lehman
$10,000 Grant Awarded to You Have the Power by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
You Have the Power has received a $10,000 grant to increase its operating efficiency and visibility in the community by renovating our electronic media presence.
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An Evening of Powerfully Original Christmas Songs a SMASH!
New website under construction
Be on the lookout for our new look and lots of helpful information and expanded resources
Meet Our New Executive Director
Nashville - Cathy Gurley has been tapped to serve as Executive Director of the non-profit You Have the Power...Know How to Use It, the esteemed crime victim's advocacy group based in Nashville, TN. The announcement was made by former First Lady of Tennessee, Andrea Conte, Founder and chair of the organization.
"I'm very pleased to welcome Cathy Gurley to You Have the Power. Her in-depth experience and knowledge of not-for-profits, coupled with her exceptional leadership, creativity and energy will strengthen our mission of victim advocacy and prevention of violent crime."
Gurley has been a key marketing and communication executive in the music industry as well as an active participant in several local and national non-profits. She founded and developed Gurley & Co., and award winning marketing firm.
In addition she has served as vice-president of creative services for Capitol Records and worked with the Spirit of America Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Clients she worked with include Garth Brooks, Glenn Frey, Carlene Carter, Gary Morris, and Lynn Anderson.
Active in the community, Gurley was a founding board member of the Nashville T.J. Martell Foundation. She has also worked with Friends of Warner Park, McNeilly Center for Children, StandUp2Cancer, and was an adjunct professor at Middle Tennessee State University and Belmont University. Her writing brought her several national accolades including the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.