Engage Together®Project Tennessee Accelerating efforts to end & prevent human trafficking in our local communities

Welcome to the Engage Together Project site for Tennessee. Here you'll find information about where we are in the Project, who is involved, upcoming events, and other important details to support your engagement.

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Engage Together® Project Phases:

Phase 1: Research & Data Collection

Phase 2: Findings Reviews & Reports

Phase 3: Community Mobilization

Accelerated Impact

Where are we now?

Right now, we are moving from Phase 1 to Phase 2 of the Project!  Which means, while we're still gathering information from those working to address human trafficking and protect vulnerable populations in the state of Tennessee, we're ready to share with you several Preliminary Reports on the findings so far.

The following reports were published in March 2023.  Click on each one to access the PDFs.  You are welcome to download and share these reports with your network too.

Where are we going next?

Next up in our process is to work with the Human Trafficking Task Force and Steering Committee to create county by county reports and action plans.  Once complete, we'll share that information with you and help your community engage together in greater ways to strengthen your local response to human trafficking.

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Preliminary Report (March 2023)
Directory (March 2023)
VPI (March 2023)

Project Partners

Engage Together Project is made possible by a host of partners working together to end and prevent human trafficking the state of Tennessee, including:

Restore Corps
TN Alliance
Engage Together
Belmont Data Collaborative

Steering Committee

Alcoholic Beverage Commission

Steven Grooms
Erling Ramirez
Stephanie Smith


Jennifer Perkins


Kelli Cary
Kelsey Mize

Attorney general's office

Caroline Weldon
Jeanie Williams

Belmont University

Charlie H. Apigian, PhD.
Thomas Strickler


Judy K. Orr
Louisa Saratora

Child Advocacy Centers

Stephen Woerner

Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Kate Trudell

Department of Children services

Kate Greer


Pete Rosenboro


    Tabatha Curtis


    Ashleigh Chapman
    Heather Ricks

    Hospitality TN

    Sara Beth Urban

    Restore Corp

    Coasy Hale


    Melinda Conwell

    Salvation army

    Tiffany Ladd

    Tennessee Bureau of Investigations

    Jeremy Lofquest
    Larissa Picard

    Tennessee Department of Health (HEALTH COUNCILS)

    Raven Richardson

    Tennessee office of community & faith based initiatives

    Lance Villio

    you have the power

    Kaitlin Ladha

    "For more than a decade, Tennessee has shown itself to be a leader in the fight against human trafficking, and the Engage Together Project is another bold step in that ongoing work. As we better understand and catalog the vast resources available across the state, we’ll have a better sense of our strengths and our gaps, and be better positioned to help resource every victim as they take the first steps toward becoming a survivor. We can’t wait to see how this effort accelerates the difference we’re making – together as a state – in the fight against trafficking.David B. Rausch | Director, TBI 

    Searchable Directory of Participating Organizations

    "Engage Together® Project will strengthen our collective knowledge, partnerships, strategies, and resources to end and prevent human trafficking in Tennessee.  On a personal note, as a native Nashvillian, I'm thrilled to bring this project to my home state.  If you are engaged in efforts to address human trafficking, and haven't yet heard from us already, let us know by filling out the form above.  If you are not yet engaged, but want to know how to help, stay tuned.  We'll have many opportunities for everyone to make a difference - soon."  Ashleigh S. Chapman, JD | Founder, Engage Together® 

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