Healing People Broken by Violence

AUSTIN  Criminal Justice  “This program is all about passion for the job. Everyone who works at the facility wants to help people and make a change in someone’s life. This type of atmosphere is what sparked an interest and drew me to want to do an internship with the program. This type of work will […]

Rutherford County, Tenn. Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Services – We are pleased to announce that we were chosen by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee as one of their grant recipients for the Serving Tennessee’s Seniors Fund. Funding of the Serving Tennessee’s Seniors was provided by the Chancery Court and administered by The […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We decided to start our new year off by extending our Main Office hours to better serve you! At our Main Office you can file for an Order of Protection, chat with an advocate about options and services, get legal advice, and receive counseling services. We are looking forward to serving and […]

On Friday, December 23rd, Deborah Johnson, Domestic Violence Program founder and recently retired Executive Director, passed away peacefully in the care of Hospice.   Ms. Johnson, recently diagnosed with leukemia fought a hard battle with very high spirits even on the toughest of days; typical of her always uplifting demeanor.   Ms. Johnson served as […]

19 Days of Activism Fact: A child that you know is currently living in a violent home Many Children Who Live in Homes Where There is Domestic Violence Also Suffer from Abuse and Neglect   Every year, more than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes. Many of those children become a victim […]

OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear Friends,  We are delighted to officially introduce and welcome our new Executive Director, Karen Lampert. BACKGROUND Ms Lampert brings to Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Services over 18 years of nonprofit leadership, grant management, program management, and volunteer development. Karen recently relocated back to Tennessee after living and working […]

Last Wednesday, October 26th, our program and community got together to celebrate the retirement of our Founder and Executive Director, Deborah Johnson. In 1986, after President Regan signed the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) into being, Deb Johnson applied for funding to create our program – Domestic Violence Program, Inc. Initially, she partnered with the […]

October is domestic violence awareness month; show your support by wearing purple   Wednesday, October 26th, we are coloring Rutherford County purple in honor of the domestic violence victims and survivors in our community. Mark your calendars to wear your best purple to raise awareness for this social problem still affecting many families in our […]

                                   SEXUAL ASSAULT ADVOCATE                                      Shannon Summar    ABOUT SHANNON: “I am married to Nathan almost 17 years.  We have twin 14 year […]

On March 1, 2016 Middle Tennessee Electric launched it’s new charitable foundation, SharingChange. For pennies a month you can support HUNDREDS of local nonprofit organizations.  To help nonprofits like us, complete the form to join on It is that easy! Are you familiar with Middle Tennessee Electric’s Sharing Change program? Members can donate monthly to the […]