Legal Aid Society Hires New Victim Advocate


NASHVILLE, Tenn. Jan. 3, 2017 – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm, announced today that a new victim advocate has been added to the firm.

Dresden Suits joins the Nashville office as a Victims of Crime Act (“VOCA”) Victim Advocate.  She most recently was the Wilson County Advocate & YouthSafe Coordinator for HomeSafe, Inc. where she also worked under a VOCA grant. The Crime Victims Fund established under the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) helps victims and victim service providers with program funding.

“With her background in the legal field and victim advocacy, we are very pleased to welcome Dresden to Legal Aid Society as a Victim Advocate,” said DarKenya Waller, managing attorney of Legal Aid Society’s Nashville office. “She also volunteers at the Nashville Sexual Assault Center and the Jean Crowe Advocacy Center bringing a wealth of experience with survivors of domestic violence.”

Suits graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where she received a bachelor’s in political science.

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands advocates for fairness and justice under the law. The non-profit law firm offers free civil legal representation and educational programs to help people in its region receive justice, protect their well-being and support opportunities to overcome poverty. It serves 48 counties from offices in Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Oak Ridge and Tullahoma. Legal Aid Society is funded in part by United Way. Learn more at, or by following the firm on Facebook.


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