Fayette Cares enhanced partnerships with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department by taking steps to implement the Lethality Assessment Program (LAP). The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department hosted a LAP Train-the-Trainer co-facilitated by Fayette Cares LAP Coordinator Amy Johnson and Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy Instructor Teddy Murphy. Deputies partner with Fayette Cares to predict and prevent domestic violence, helping high-danger victims get lifesaving services, and working with judges and prosecutors to keep abusers off the streets.
Homeless, battling addiction, and having lost custody of her son, Jessica found herself at rock bottom. Discouraged and ashamed, she feared this dark time in her life would last forever.
“Some argue that I was too young to remember but I can see it like it was yesterday.” Somerville Police Officer Geoffrey DePriest was a small child when he first saw his mother being severely beaten by his father.
Financial abuse is an invisible weapon used in 99% of domestic violence cases, which is why Fayette Cares has teamed up with the Allstate Foundation and tennis champion Serena Williams to raise awareness of financial abuse.
Each year, more women are touched by domestic violence than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined. October welcomes National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), a time when Fayette Cares shines a light on programs for awareness, education, and prevention. Domestic violence touches every aspect of a community. It fills emergency rooms and morgues. […]
After a terrible tragedy we often think, “If we could only predict the future we could save lives.” That’s exactly what your support of Fayette Cares is helping to do. Using an innovative approach to intimate partner homicide prevention, Fayette Cares will be working with law enforcement to initiate a Lethality Assessment Program (LAP). Studies […]
The statistics are staggering. Studies show 99% of all domestic violence situations include financial abuse, making it difficult for victims to break free and stay free. To help breakdown this barrier to safety, Fayette Cares has collaborated with the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence and will receive a grant from the Allstate […]
A program that helps law enforcement identify people at high risk of domestic violence is expanding in Tennessee. The Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs (OCJP), in collaboration with the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA), today announced that Fayette Cares was among three domestic violence service providers that are the newest to receive federal […]
The spotlight is on Tennessee for recently being ranked fourth worst state in the Nation in domestic violence murders. Fayette Cares recognizes the crucial need for an improved response to this devastating crime and is bringing valuable domestic violence training to frontline responders. In collaboration with the University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center, a […]
In a show of support for the work of Fayette Cares and a commitment to ending domestic violence, Fayette County officials gathered to recognize October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Fayette County General Sessions Court Judge Jim Gallagher hosted the Fayette Cares DVAM kickoff. A moving speech was presented by Amy Johnson, domestic […]