Non-profit resources and presentations.



Prevent and reduce violent crime.



Survivor assistance & information.

Advocating for Victims’ Rights

You Have the Power is a driving force for victims of violent crime.

You Have the Power…Know How to Use It, Inc. is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to educate, advocate and empower individuals and communities who are impacted by violent crime. Now celebrating its 22nd anniversary, YHTP was founded in 1993 by former First Lady of Tennessee, Andrea Conte, to advocate for victims and educate the community to prevent violent crime. YHTP raises awareness about crime and justice issues through victim advocacy, community education programs, brochures, and documentaries. Based in Nashville, YHTP is funded through private donations and grants.

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Powerhouse Award Successful!

We want to say thanks to those who gathered with us at City Winery to honor Virginia Trimble for her grace and dignity with our Powerhouse Award. Thank you for continuing to support our mission to empower victims of crime!

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Thank you for your donation to You Have the Power during the BigPayback! Your donation will ensure we’re able to continue to offer community presentations such as “No Girl’s Dream,” where we partner with End Slavery Tennessee to identify the red flags of human trafficking. We will also be able to train day care professionals on how to identify the signs of child sexual abuse and engage teens on how to “Rise Above Bullying.”


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If you would like a member of the You Have the Power staff to speak at your school, civic group, professional group, or other group, please e-mail us at or call us at 615-292-7027.