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Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
The Tennessee Coalition is a non-profit organization composed of diverse community leaders and program members who share a common vision of ending violence in the lives of Tennesseans through public policy advocacy, education, and activities that increase the capacity of programs and communities to address violence. The Tennessee Coalition provides training and technical assistance, curriculum development, public policy advocacy, newsletter publications, regional educational opportunities, resource library, speaker's bureau and a toll-free information line. The Education Grant is to design and deliver a cultural competency training program pilot for 10 Middle Tennessee domestic and sexual violence programs that reviews topics such as immigrants' rights, public benefits, protection orders, cultural considerations, legal advocacy and custody issues. The results being improved safety of immigrant victims of domestic and sexual violence in Middle Tennessee by enhancing the capacity of programs who serve them and that the scope of services available to immigrant family violence victims will be increased.