The Office of Family Safety is still offering services during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Abusive behavior is never okay, and some abusive behavior is a “red flag” or indicator that the person may seriously hurt or kill you. Nothing can absolutely predict further violence, but the following indicators should give serious cause for concern.
Please call the Office of Family Safety at 615-880-1100 or FSCInfo@jis.nashville.org to speak with an advocate if you have experienced any of these high risk indicators. Our advocates can ask additional questions to assess your risk and help you make a plan to stay safe. You are not alone.
If you think you might be in an abusive relationship or situation, click the button below totake a quiz about your situation.
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