According to the World Health Organization, recent global figures indicate that 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced either intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.
With the statistics of violence against women in the United States alarmingly high, organizations such as RAD – Rape Aggression Defense – have sprung up to help women take control of their lives.
Since taking on the role as Franklin Police Chief David Adams has made it his mission to hold RAD courses for individuals in the county. A program he built during his tenure in Hendersonville, RAD is a national, innovative self-defense course for women designed to help them avoid becoming the victim of a sexual assault. It helps women enhance situational awareness and develop confidence so they can thwart an attacker and escape quickly from a bad situation.