NASHVILLE – You Have the Power (YHTP) and the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) will partner again to present the Fourth Annual Walk Off Crime for No More Victims on September 28. This year’s event is a beautiful 5K walk (about 3 miles) from Nashville Metro Courthouse through downtown Nashville, led by YHTP’s founder, former First Lady Andrea Conte.
The walk starts at the Metro Nashville Courthouse and weaves through downtown past many buildings involved in the criminal justice system and sites of actual crimes. Registration for the walk is $20, in honor of YHTP’s 20th anniversary, and each walker will also receive a Goody Bag with items and gift certificates donated by area businesses. The clear bags are, in themselves, a coveted premium as they meet NFL regulations for entrance into stadiums and public events. Registration is available on the website, www.yhtp.org , or by calling 615-292-7027. A “Sleep Walker” registration in the name of a walker or crime victim is also available for those who cannot walk. Check-in for the walk at the courthouse is 9:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. Free parking is available at the Courthouse garage.
The Walk Off Crime for No More Victims is the signature event for You Have the Power… Know How to Use It and celebrates 20 years of serving the community as a state-wide non-profit victim advocacy organization. Founded in 1993 by former First Lady of Tennessee Andrea Conte, who herself was a victim of a kidnapping in 1988, the organization’s mission is to advocate, educate and empower victims and communities impacted by violent crime. YHTP produces educational materials and documentary videos and presents state-wide community workshops on crime issues such as child sexual abuse, domestic violence, internet dangers and elder abuse. They also conduct Victim Impact classes in area prisons. The organization is funded through private donations and grants.