Protecting victims, preventing violence,  and empowering survivors

Children & Domestic Violence – 19 Days of Activism Press Release

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 […]

Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Services Board of Directors Hires New Executive Director for the Program

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 […]

After 30+ years of leading our program, Deb Johnson retires

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 […]

Color Rutherford County Purple!

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 […]

Sharing Change – The Easiest Good Thing You’ll Ever Do

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 […]

A Call To Men

Men are crucial to the fight to end domestic and sexual violence. We were beyond honored to have Mr. Tony Porter, renowned international speaker and founder of “A Call To Men” at our Domestic Violence Awareness Event this past October. If you did not get a chance to attend, here he is doing a TED […]

We are Expanding our Court Advocacy Program to Further Serve Clients

Was your abuser arrested for a crime against you? Are you having to navigate the criminal court process alone? Courts can be scary places if you have not been through the process. They can be scary even if it is not your first rodeo. We can help! We are excited to announce that we are […]

Starting 2015 in Full Force!

Okay, I have to say it; Can you believe it is 2015!? I know I can’t, but I am also so excited to get this new year started. This will be our 28th year serving Rutherford County and we couldn’t be more privileged to continue to do so. A new year means many things for […]