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Click HERE to register for MADD Victim Impact Panel (VIP) classes.  Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions about VIP Classes in Tennessee.

NOTICE OF VIP LOCATION CHANGE:
The Nashville VIP Location has been changed as of January 2018.  The new location is now at the Scarritt-Bennett Center at 1008 19th Avenue South in Nashville, TN.

NOTICE OF VIP CANCELLATION/RESCHEDULE:

  • The Jackson VIP in Madison County originally scheduled for Thursday, June 14, 2018, has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 7, 2018 due to a scheduling conflict with the host location.  (posted April 19, 2018)

Past 2018 VIP Cancellation/Reschedule List

INCIDENTS A DAY

Adults drank too much and drove about 121 million times per year-over 300,00 incidents of drinking and driving a day.

DEATHS A YEAR

That’s 28 deaths every day and one death every 51 minutes. Each and every one of them 100% preventable

INJURIES PER YEAR

290,000 injuries per year means exponentially more friends, family members and loved ones, unnecessarily effected by this preventable crime

THE HUMAN TOLL

Drunk Driving comes with a cost - and it is one that robs us of mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, spouses and friends. Meet the people behind the statistics.

Chris Conatser was a remarkable young man. He was so giving and unselfish that he often put others first. He would literally give his last dollar to another in need. (His sister, Aline Skelley, says she knows this to be true because there were times he had to ask his dad for lunch money because...

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Why We're Here: Chris Conatser
Chris Conatser
August 14, 1993. It was a wonderful day! Twenty-five year old, Michelle Davidson was marrying the love of her life, Doug Brooks. Though she was a Certified Nurse’s Assistant (CNA), she earned more working at the local factory. She was a hard worker, fast on her machine. Doug was working in nearby Cookeville. They were...

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Why We're Here: Michelle Davidson Brooks
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Bobby Russell, Jr.”Junior” was a happy, hard-working man – the kind of man you could really count on. He had been a City of Memphis Firefighter for 16 years and he loved his job. He loved saving lives and protecting property. His wife, Dell, met Junior when she was just 14 years-old. They had been...

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Why We're Here: Bobby Russell, Jr.
Dustin Ledford had a contagious smile! His mother, Kim, says that’s what she remembers most about him. A handsome athlete, he enjoyed four wheeling, camping, swimming, and any kind of water sport, but he LOVED baseball! Family was important to him. He was adopted, but deeply loved his Momma and Daddy. It was this relationship...

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Why We're Here: Dustin Ledford
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May is Motorcycle Awareness Month. There were almost 3,000 crashes in Tennessee last year involving a motorcycle, including 134 motorcycle fatalities. MADD Tennessee has seen our share of victims who were killed on motorcycles. One of the most heartbreaking stories is that of Brandon and Jenilyn Franklin. They were a young creative East Tennessee couple....

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Why We're Here: Brandon and Jenilyn Addis Franklin
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Why We’re Here: Chris Conatser

Chris Conatser was a remarkable young man. He was so giving and unselfish that he...Read More
August 14, 2018
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Why We’re Here: Michelle Davidson Brooks

August 14, 1993. It was a wonderful day! Twenty-five year old, Michelle Davidson was marrying...Read More
August 14, 2018

A Double 25th Anniversary

Two women have been unimaginably connected for the last twenty-five years. At first, it might...Read More
August 14, 2018

August 2018: MADD Remembers

MADD knows how hard crash anniversaries and birthdays of lost loved ones can be. We...Read More
July 30, 2018

Why We’re Here: Bobby Russell, Jr.

Bobby Russell, Jr.”Junior” was a happy, hard-working man – the kind of man you could...Read More
July 26, 2018
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