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Office of Family Safety

The mission of Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson County's Office of Family Safety is to improve victim safety and offender accountability through the coordination of services provided to domestic violence and sexual assault victims by Metropolitan Government, its Family Justice Center and nonprofit partners.

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Goals of the Jean Crowe Advocacy Center

Increase the safety of domestic violence victims.

Provide a safe, supportive, and convenient location for victims where they can:

  • wait while preparing for court hearings
  • obtain victim-centered services that increase safety and foster empowerment by offering opportunities for victims to get additional help and support in one location
  • receive domestic violence education and referrals
  • apply for orders of protection
  • be safely navigated to court

Make court a safe environment for victims, and create a supportive environment for victims to receive additional services while waiting for court.

Ribbon cutting ceremony at opening of Jean Crowe Advocacy Center, September 2014

Work in collaboration with local government agencies and non-profit partners to provide comprehensive services to victims of family violence who are utilizing the criminal or civil court systems in Davidson County.

Facilitate increased collaboration between professional non-profit partners and Metro Departments that serve domestic violence victims.

Provide domestic violence practitioners a place to staff high risk domestic violence and elder abuse cases, hold domestic assault death review meetings, and allow prosecutors to meet with victims in a private safe location away from their abuser.

Reduce incidents of domestic violence and homicides attributed to domestic violence.

The Jean Crowe Advocacy Center is a secure, safe facility.

Phone: 615-862-4767
FAX: 615-862-4768

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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Community Partnership Fund FY2020

The Office of Family Safety (OFS) is seeking applications for grants to domestic violence victim safety in Davidson County that align with the priorities of crisis shelter, transitional housing, civil legal representation/advocacy, and awareness.

More information about the Community Partnership Fund grants

Order of protection video

Department Locations

  • Jean Crowe Advocacy Center
    100 James Robertson Parkway
    Suite 114
    Nashville, TN 37201
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Walking tour of the Jean Crowe Advocacy Center