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Please see the note below regarding Victim Impact Panel (VIP) scheduling changes due to COVID-19.  

Please click here for a full update on ALL scheduling changes for MADD Tennessee programs and services as related to COVID-19.

MADD Victim Impact Panel (VIP) Classes are for offenders (those who have been arrested, charged, and/or convicted of DUI or other alcohol or drug-related offenses) who have been ordered by the court to attend. Click HERE to register for MADD Victim Impact Panel (VIP) classes. Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions about VIP Classes in Tennessee.


VIP scheduling changes due to COVID-19: 
In an effort to comply with recommendations set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), MADD Tennessee will be rescheduling all Victim Impact Panels (VIPs) currently scheduled for:

Classes 3/16-5/1/20. (Posted March 16, 2020.) 

Extended to 5/1 – 5/15/20.  (Posted April 28, 2020.) 

Extended to 5/16 – 5/31/20.  (Posted May 8, 2020.)

Extended to 6/1 – 6/30/20 (Posted May 26, 2020.)

Please click here to see a listing of rescheduled dates for these panels.

If you are currently registered for any panels occurring between 3/16/2020-6/30/2020, please check your email for updated class schedules and instructions regarding your registration being moved to a rescheduled date. (For those panels listed with a rescheduled date of TBD, you will receive an email once a new date has been confirmed.)  Please be understanding that due to the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, we recommend you check our website on the day of your class, to verify it has not been rescheduled.  If you have any questions, please contact the MADD Tennessee State office at 800-544-6233 or tn.state@madd.org.

If you need to complete a VIP class, an ONLINE option is also available now at https://online.maddvip.org/

Click here for more information on the ONLINE VIP.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time.


All MADD Tennessee Victim/Survivor Support Groups will meet online, rather than in-person, beginning in April 2020 until further notice. For additional information about Tennessee Victim/Survivor support groups including online sign-up information, please contact tn.state@madd.org. (Posted April 28, 2020.)

The March 2020 Middle Tennessee Monthly Victims/Survivors Support Group  that was previously scheduled for Thursday, March 5, 2020, has been cancelled due to tornado damage in the area. (posted March 5, 2020)

NOTICE OF Victim Impact Panel (VIP) LOCATION CHANGE (applicable only after in-person VIP classes resume):

The Nashville VIP Location has been changed as of January 2020.  The new location is now at 53 Century Blvd, 1st Floor Conference Room, Nashville, TN  37214.

(posted January 6, 2020)


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


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


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


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.

by Phaedra Marriott-Olsen   On Mother’s Day weekend in 1996 my life was forever changed in just a moment when a drunk driver crossed the centerline hitting my car nearly head-on. From that crash I sustained many injuries. Numerous broken bones and internal damage, but the most catastrophic thing that happened to me was the...

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Phaedra Shares Her Mother's Day Story with a Special Mother-Son Partnership
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Dallas Downs, or “Bubba” as he was known to family and friends, was a huge University of Kentucky fan, played the guitar, loved the outdoors and was always up for an adventure! His favorite things were hunting, fishing, camping, kayaking, ATV’s, and fast cars. But family was the most important thing to him. They came...

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Why We're Here: Dallas "Bubba" Downs
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Raymond Cox grew up in Southern Virginia. Raymond’s mother was not in the picture, so after his father died when he was young, he and his two siblings moved in with their aunt and uncle, Debbie and Dean Miller. The Millers welcomed and raised all three children as their own. The family now included Raymond...

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Why We're Here: Raymond Cox
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Daniel “Trevor” Gross had a big heart, a generous spirit and always wanted to see the best in others. He was very creative. He loved music and spent much of his time playing the guitar and composing his own songs. He was very proud of the guitar he had refurbished and he loved to make...

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Why We're Here: Daniel "Trevor" Gross
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Jim Bower adored his grandson, Dylan. Dylan loved spending time with family and friends and he was very popular, but what really meant something to Jim, was that his grandson made such an effort to reach out to kids that weren’t as popular, letting them know they mattered. “He was always for the underdog,” Jim...

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Why We're Here: Richard "Dylan" Whitaker


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