In Tennessee and across the country, we are seeing an abuse-to-prison pipeline, where gender violence leads to the incarceration of girls and women. While this phenomenon exists among all racialized groups of girls and women, Black and brown girls who are victims of abuse are more likely to be processed by the criminal justice system and labeled as offenders than white girls; and Black women and other marginalized people are especially likely to be criminalized, prosecuted, and incarcerated while trying to navigate and survive the conditions of violence in their lives. Join us for a Domestic Violence Awareness Month webinar to hear from experts and community leaders on how we can work to combat this form of systemic racism.
Hon. Ana Escobar, Metro Nashville - Metro Nashville & Davidson County General Sessions Judge
Dawn Harrington, Exec. Dir. Free Hearts
Briana Perry, Co-Exec. Dir. Healthy & Free Tennessee
LaToya Townsend LMSW, Dir. of Training, Outreach & Development Metro Nashville Office of Family Safety