TECW launches Violence Against Women Resource Center

The Violence Against Women (VAW) Resource Center is an online statewide database recently made available by the Tennessee Economic Council on Women (TECW) to connect Tennesseans with helpful information about domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking resources.

“The VAW Center will be of crucial value to victims seeking emergency shelter and assistance, as well as to advocates and policymakers as an at-a-glance tool to identify service needs and strengths” said Bill Arth, TECW Senior Research Manager.

The TECW’s primary goal in creating the VAW Resource Center is to promote economic recovery by collecting and presenting information to women and children in need. However, it can also function as a tracking system for the availability of services in each county; highlight weaknesses where service providers can focus expansion efforts; and present the clearest available information to policymakers about the state of care in Tennessee. In this way, the TECW seeks to help victims directly and to enhance Tennessee’s method of response to these crimes as a policy and budget tool.

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