At MADD Tennessee, the health, safety, and experience of our victims, volunteers, customers, and employees is our top priority. As we continue to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we want to share essential actions we are taking in response to this rapidly evolving situation as we comply with recommendations set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Please review a statement from Phaedra Marriott-Olsen in “A Word from MADD TN State Program Director RE: COVID-19.” (Posted March 19, 2020) and Covid-19 Prompts MADD Staff Restructure. (Posted June 18, 2020)
A list of current scheduling changes by program:
Victim Impact Panel (VIP) classes
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 carefully review additional information at the bottom of each location’s registration page regarding Covid-19 safety practices for in-person classes when they are open for registration.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time.
Click here for information regarding 2020 Victim Impact Panel cancellations.
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:
- 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.
- A Spanish version of the Online VIP is also now available. Click here for more information. (También está disponible una versión en español de Online VIP. Haga clic aquí para más información.)
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 email@example.com. (Posted March 25, 2020.)
Power of You(th)
We are now scheduling FREE in-person and Zoom presentations for our Power of You(th) program, dependent on each school’s preferences. If you’re school is interested in having a MADD representative present live to your students or via Zoom, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Power of Parents
MADD Tennessee is currently offering FREE in-person or private Zoom Power of Parents presentations as well. We offer free guidebooks and workshops to help you talk to your kids about the dangers of underage drinking and drugs. The program also talks about teen stresses and how they can impact a teen’s decision to use alcohol and drugs as a coping mechanism. Now is a good time to talk. If you have a group interested in participating, email us at email@example.com to sign-up for these free tools and resources.
Courts may be seeing limited cases right now, but training for our court monitoring volunteers is in full swing! This opportunity is perfect for college students with majors in criminal justice, human services, psychology, social services, and pre-law.
We can conduct Online Court Monitoring Trainings via Zoom upon request. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending an online Court Monitoring training.
MADD Tennessee was following several bills being reviewed for the 2020 legislative session which was interrupted due to the pandemic. Once the Tennessee General Assembly resumes activity, we will provide updates as to how the public can help support our continued legislative efforts in Tennessee. Please follow us on our @MADDTennessee State Facebook page for continuing updates in legislation.
East Tennessee Walk Like MADD
The East Tennessee Walk Like MADD was held as a Virtual event on June 20, 2020. Click here for more information about this change.
Middle Tennessee Drive-Thru Walk Like MADD
The Middle Tennessee Walk Like MADD was held as a Drive-Thru/Virtual event on October 24, 2020. Click here for more information about this change.
Night of Remembrance
The 2020 Tennessee Statewide Night of Remembrance and Awards Ceremony was cancelled. However, a 2020 Virtual Tennessee Night of Remembrance was conducted on December 10, 2020, at 7pm CT. Click here to watch the event on our MADD Tennessee Facebook page.
MADD Tennessee also extends our deepest gratitude for our First Responders as they are the frontline heroes against this virus. Click here to see how MADD is showing our appreciation and how YOU and your child can help!