You Have the Power…Know How to Use It, Inc. (a.k.a. You Have the Power or YHTP) is a non-profit agency that empowers those victimized by crime through education, advocacy, and understanding.
YHTP was founded in 1993 by former First Lady of Tennessee Andrea Conte, to advocate for victims and educate the community to prevent violent crime.
YHTP works to raise awareness about crime and justice issues through victim advocacy, community education programs, brochures, and documentaries. We also conduct victim impact classes for incarcerated offenders to change behavior and reduce recidivism. Based in Nashville, YHTP is funded through private donations and grants.
Our founder and staff members have received many commendations for their work, including the National Crime Victim Service Award, the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police President’s Award, the Tennessee Association for Marriage & Family Therapy Distinguished Service to Families Award and the Tennessee Board of Parole and Probation Statewide Victim Advocate Award.
97% of incarcerated men and women will return to our community. Without proper intervention, many of them will re-offend. You Have the Power works toward the goal of "No More Victims" and