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Nashville Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary of Court-based Support for Domestic Violence Victims

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Nashville Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary of Court-based Support for Domestic Violence Victims

Jean Crowe Advocacy Center changed the way victims pursue safety, justice

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Jean Crowe Advocacy Center (JCAC), the only fully court-based Family Justice Center in the country, will celebrate its five-year anniversary with a celebration event on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

The JCAC, which is managed and staffed by the Metro Nashville Office of Family Safety, increases the safety of domestic and sexual violence victims by creating a supportive environment for victims to receive services while waiting for court. Prior to the existence of the center, victims would have to wait for court hearings for hours within close proximity of their offenders, often facing further victimization through intimidation and threats.

Attendees at the anniversary celebration event will get an exclusive first look at a short, historical film that reflects on Nashville’s successes and challenges in serving victims of domestic violence.
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