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You Have the Power, Inc.
You Have the Power... Know How to Use It, Inc. was founded by former First Lady of Tennessee, Andrea Conte, in 1993 with the mission to educate, advocate and empower people and communities impacted by violent crime. They do this through community presentations, free resource guides and educational documentaries in crime subjects such as child sex abuse, elder abuse, domestic violence, adult sex abuse and date rape, internet safety and the dangers of drugs such as methamphetamines. The grant requested will fund the filming of victims & survivors as well as experts (TBI, law enforcement, DAs, End Slavery TN experts) for the educational documentary focused on sex trafficking. Outcomes for the participants viewing the film include: 219 out of 300 (73%) of participating "at risk" youths that score below 90% on the pre-test will demonstrate at least a 10% increase in the knowledge of the definition of child sex trafficking, the risk factors for becoming a victim and ways to get help. 1460 out of 2000 (73%) of participants that score below 90% on the pre-test will demonstrate at least a 10% increase in the knowledge of Tennessee's new laws to protect minors who are trafficking victims from prosecution and enforce stronger felony charges to those who promote child prostitution. 249 out of 300 (83%) of participating social services professionals that score below 90% on the pre-test will demonstrate at least a 10% increase in identifying the signs and behavior of sex trafficking and how to talk with victims and get them help.