Together, we can break the cycle

No one deserves to live in fear — especially you and your loved ones

Protection & Empowerment

The purpose of the Scott County Family Justice Center is to protect and empower victims and survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation, human trafficking and elder abuse.

We provide a secure physical site that has co-located, expert services that promote a future of safety, self-reliance, and opportunity for victims of family violence.  We relentlessly advocate a zero-tolerance policy of all forms of interpersonal violence and drive social change through aggressive community education and collaboration.

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If access to your email is secure, you may reach out to us electronically. WARNING: Abusers can track your computer activity. If you’re not confident that your email is secure, please do not use this form. Instead, call us directly at (423) 663-6638 when it is safe to do so. If you are in danger, please call 911. Also, consider using a safer computer such as one from a friend’s house or the library.

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The Scott County FJC staff is only a phone call away.

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Each day, there are 20,000 calls placed to domestic violence hotlines across America. You are not alone! Call the Scott County FJC for help!
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57% of teens know someone who has been physically, sexually or verbally abused in a dating relationship. Talk to your teen about the dangers of dating violence!

Our Staff

The staff at the Scott County Family Justice Center are fully trained. We work to protect and advocate for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse with compassion and confidentiality.

More About What We Do

Christy Harness

Executive Director

Brooke Davidson


Hannah Cross-Smith

CCR Specialist


Some of the strongest people in our community are survivors. These are their stories.

“I can’t put into words how thankful I am for the people at the FJC. Christy Harness and the rest of the staff are simply a blessing… From the first day I walked in I felt a sense of comfort that I was no longer on the journey alone – from being there by your side at court to an unlimited amount of phone calls and messages to check on how everything is going. Sometimes we don’t always feel like we are strong enough to make the changes we need to in our lives so it helps to have such an amazing place that gives you the encouragement you need.”


“I didn’t even know about the Family Justice Center until I needed them. Law enforcement referred them to me when I needed an Order of Protection. From day one, they were fantastic. They took care of me and explained things to me. They did an excellent job and followed up with me to make sure everything was going the way it was supposed to. Everyone I had dealings with there was doing an excellent job. And it’s good to know now that we have something like that.” 


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