Important Contacts

The goal of PSEPP is to provide users with a proactive approach to reducing the risk of sexual assault. To achieve this, a network of partners has been created to assist in educating and empowering the college community. Below you will find information on each external partner.



City of Martin Police Department
The Martin Police Department in partnership with UTM Public Safety, student services and judicial entities will provide information about violent incidents involving students off campus. They have been participants in and instructors to the campus community training that involves victims of violent crimes.


David Moore, Police Chief
101 University Street
Martin, TN 38237
Tel: (731) 587 - 5355 (non-emergencies)
911 (emergencies / life threatening incidents)


The Interface Center
Located across the street from the UTM campus, the Center is maintained by local congregations as a service to students. Victims can expect to receive spiritual guidance and practical assistance. The Center has also committed to making victims aware of the assistance provided by PSEPP and making initial contact with relevant agencies if the victim wishes to participate.


312 Lovelace Avenue
Martin, TN 38237
Tel: (731) 587 - 2603


Victim - Witness Assistance Program
The Tennessee District Attorney General Office works extensively with victims affected by domestic and dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. This office also provides information on legal issues involving domestic violence and sexual assault. PSEPP will refer victims to the correct personnel in this office at the victim's request.

Contact person: Wanda Phelps


Main Criminal Office
121 West Main Street
Dresden, TN 38225
Tel: (731) 364-5513
Fax: (731) 364-5804


Volunteer Community Hospital
The Volunteer Community Hospital (VCH) has committed to making victims aware of the resources provided by PSEPP and making the initial contact with the appropriate agency if the victim wishes to participate. The hospital has also committed to provide all requested medical care for victims. VCH and PSEPP will work together to train and maintain medical personnel who specialize in the examination and treatment of victims of violent crimes.


Contact Person: Linda Yates
161 Mount Pelia Road
Martin, TN 38237
Tel: (731) 587-4261


Weakley County Health Department
The Health Department located in Dresden, will be actively involved in the training and development of UTM campus groups. Services include providing instruction and written material related to domestic violence. This agency will provide quality healthcare to victims of domestic violence or sexual assault as requested.


Tim James, Director
Ashley Hook, Health Educator
9852 Highway 22
Dresden, TN 38225
Tel: (731) 364-2210


WRAP (Wo / Men's Resource & Rape Assistance Program)
Mission statement: 'To empower adult and child survivors of domestic violence and / or sexual violence to enrich their lives. As a private, non-profit agency, WRAP serves 13 counties: Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, McNairy and Wayne. This agency is the only one of its kind in West Tennessee, providing services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.


Margaret Cole, Director
62 Directors Row
Jackson, TN 38305
Tel: 1-800-273-8712

Warning Signs

Life on a college campus means you may encounter someone you suspect is being abused in some way. If you ever become concerned for a student, friend, or family member, PSEPP can help you help them.

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Prevention Techniques

Sexual Assault like many other crimes is a crime of opportunity and motive. There are no hard and fast rules to guarantee your safety. However, there are some steps you can take to reduce your risk of being assaulted.

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