Family violence is a Knoxville community problem with local law
enforcement responding to nearly 17,000 calls in 2005 - for an average
of 46 per day - and more than 2,000 orders of protection were issued.
Three domestic violence homicides were recorded in 2004.
The center will have nine agencies on-site including Child and
Family Tennessee, the Community Coalition on Family Violence, Legal
Aid of East Tennessee, the Salvation Army, YWCA, the Knoxville Police
Department and Knox County District Attorney, Probation, and Sheriff's
Offices. Dozens more local government and non-profit agencies are
serving as off-site partners.