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.)

A list of current scheduling changes by program:

Victim Impact Panel (VIP) classes

MADD Tennessee will be rescheduling all Victim Impact Panels (VIPs) previously scheduled for March 16  through May 1, 2020.  If you are currently registered for any panels occurring during this time period, please check your email for updated class schedules and instructions regarding your registration being moved to a rescheduled date.  If you have any questions, please contact the MADD Tennessee State office at 800-544-6233 or tn.state@madd.org(Posted March 25, 2020.)

If you need to complete your VIP class before May 1, an online option is available at https://online.maddvip.org/ 

Victims Services

The Middle Tennessee Monthly Victim/Survivor Support Group will meet online, rather than in-person, beginning in April 2020 until further notice. Our Online Monthly Victim/Survivor Support Groups for both the Eastern and Western halves of the state will continue as normal.  For additional information about Tennessee Victim/Survivor support groups including online sign-up information, please contact tn.state@madd.org. (Posted March 25, 2020.)

Underage Drinking Prevention

MADD Tennessee is currently offering several online options for participation in our Power of You(th) program for both Middle and High School students, as well as, our Power of Parents program.  We will conduct an Online Power of You(th) Zoom Presentation on Thursday, March 30, from 1pm -2pm CT.   Contact tn.state@madd.org if you are interested in participation in this or future online presentations. (Posted March 25, 2020.)

Court Monitoring

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 will conduct an Online Court Monitoring Training Via Zoom on Thursday, April 2, 1pm-4pm CT.  Please contact jerice.glanton@madd.org if you are interested in attending this or future online trainings. (Posted March 25, 2020.)

Legislative Initiatives

The Tennessee General Assembly is currently in adjournment until June 1, 2020.  MADD Tennessee was following several bills being reviewed for the 2020 session.  Once legislators resume 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.