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laws and create a future of No More
Victims®.

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.

NOTICE OF VIP CANCELLATION/RESCHEDULE:

VIP scheduling changes due to COVID-19: All classes scheduled for Jan 1 – February 27, 2021 have been rescheduled due to Covid-19.  Please click here for a detailed listing of 2021 rescheduled class information.

Please be advised 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.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time.

If you were registered for a VIP class in 2020 and did not attend one of the in-person options offered to you or contact us in writing before 1/1/21 to request your pre-paid registration fees be applied to our Online VIP class, and you still need to complete your VIP requirement, you will need to re-register for an in-person class in 2021 or register/pay for the $50 Online VIP class.

Options for an Online Victim Impact Panel (VIP) class: 

Past VIP Cancellation/Reschedule List

NOTICE OF VICTIM SURVIVOR SUPPORT GROUP CANCELLATION:

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.)

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.

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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2021 Road to Law: Social Host Bill HB0150 SB0157

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March 1, 2021
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The Affect on Sentencing When Prior DUI Charges Are Dropped

Meet John Doe.  John was convicted of his first, second, and third DUIs which, under...Read More
February 26, 2021
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March 2021: MADD Remembers

MADD knows how hard crash anniversaries and birthdays of lost loved ones can be. We...Read More
February 26, 2021
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2021 Road to Law: BUI Bill HB0679 SB0246

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