Story by: Joey Gill

NASHVILLE (WSMV) – Nashville has its own center in a nationwide movement dedicated to family safety.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday for the Family Safety Center now open on Murfreesboro Pike. The idea is to put a bunch of non-profit services for victims of violence all under one roof.

“It has everything you need; the victim doesn’t have to worry about transportation to this source or that source. The services come to them,” said advocate Sparkle Johnson.

In a statement and prepared video released to Twitter, Mayor David Briley said the new Family Safety Center will “provide a one-stop coordinated support center for victims of interpersonal violence on a scale no other U.S. city has ever achieved.”

With this opening, Nashville now has the largest family justice center in the country.

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