DeKalb

Legal Resources and Courts

DEKALB COUNTY WEBSITE

DEKALB COUNTY COURT SYSTEM
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HELP4TN.ORG
Website where you can find forms, legal information, and other legal help.

TN FREE LEGAL ANSWERS
Get free legal advice over email if you qualify.

LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE AND THE CUMBERLANDS
9 South Jefferson Avenue, Suite 102
Cookeville, TN  38501
Phone:  (931) 528-7436 or (800) 262-6817 

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE (CASA) FOR CHILDREN

Recruits and trains volunteers to serve as advocates representing the best interests of children in court proceedings.

SOUTHERN MIGRANT LEGAL SERVICES
311 Plus Park Blvd, Suite 135
Nashville, TN 37217
Phone:  (615) 750-1200
Fax:  (615) 366-3349
Toll Free:  (866) 721-7828

Provides free legal services to migrant and seasonal farm workers. 

TENNESSEE ALLIANCE FOR LEGAL SERVICES
50 Vantage Way, Suite 250
Nashville, TN 37228
Phone:  (615) 627-0956 or (888) 395-9297
Fax:  (615) 627-0964

TALS is a statewide non-profit organization that seeks to build partnerships to support the delivery of effective civil legal services for low-income and elderly Tennesseans. TALS is committed to increasing equal access to justice across Tennessee. TALS is an alliance of the federally-funded legal aid programs, independent providers of civil legal services, and supporting agencies in Tennessee.

TENNESSEE JUSTICE CENTER
211 7th Ave N, #100
Nashville, TN 37219
Phone:  (615) 255-0331
Toll Free Phone:  (877) 608-1009
Fax:  (615) 255-0354

Non-profit, public interest law and advocacy firm serving families in need.

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Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence

GENESIS HOUSE, INC.
P.O. Box 1180
Cookeville, TN  38503
Phone:  (931) 526-5197 or (800) 707-5197
Fax:  (931) 520-0945

Services include a 24 hour Crisis line, crisis intervention, court advocacy, domestic & sexual violence and self-esteem support groups, individual counseling, as well as referral to other community agencies for housing, employment, and other needed services.

THE NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
Toll-Free:  (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
TTY:  (800) 787-3224

The Hotline is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families. The Hotline answers a variety of calls and is a resource for domestic violence advocates government officials, law enforcement agencies and the general public.

NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

NCADV's work includes coalition building at the local, state, regional and national levels; support for the provision of community-based, non-violent alternatives - such as safe home and shelter programs - for battered women and their children; public education and technical assistance; policy development and innovative legislation; focus on the leadership of NCADV's caucuses developed to represent the concerns of organizationally under represented groups; and efforts to eradicate social conditions which contribute to violence against women and children.

TENNESSEE COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE
2 International Plaza Drive, Suite 425
Nashville, TN 37217
Phone:  (615) 386-9406
Fax:  (615) 383-2967
In State:  (800) 289-9018

TENNESSEE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRISIS AND SUPPORT RESOURCES

Links to information and resources for victims of domestic violence.

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Resources for People with Disabilities

DISABILITY RIGHTS TENNESSEE
(800) 342-1660

Middle Tennessee Office
2 International Plaza, Suite 825
Nashville, TN  37217
Phone:  (615) 298-1080
Fax:  (615) 298-2046

Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) advocates for the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities to ensure they have an equal opportunity to be productive and respected members of our society. For people who qualify, DRT may be able to assist with problems related to their disability like abuse and neglect outside of the home; discrimination in housing, transportation, employment; and access to public and private programs and services.

TENNESSEE DISABILITY PATHFINDER

A statewide database of disability services including social service agencies, low-income medical clinics, and a multitude of other valuable resources updated daily. Information is organized by both geographic location and type of service provided.

Resources for Families

CHILD SUPPORT OFFICE
1525 G, East Spring Street
Cookeville, TN  38506
Phone:  (931) 528-8598
Fax:  (931) 525-2008

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
715 Walker Drive
Smithville, TN  37166-2028
Phone:  (615) 597-4725 or (877) 544-3201
Fax:  (615) 597-8531

Services:  Food Stamp; Families First; Medicaid; and TennCare

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE EXTENSION OFFICE
115 W. Market Street
Smithville, TN 37166
Phone:  (615) 597-4945
Fax:  (615) 597-1421

UT Extension delivers educational programs and research-based information to citizens throughout the state of Tennessee. Working with farmers, families, youth, and communities, Extension helps improve people's lives by addressing problems and issues at the local, state, and national levels.

County Government

DEKALB COUNTY CLERK
Room 205, Courthouse
#1 Public Square
Smithville, TN  37166
Phone:  (615) 597-5177

DEKALB COUNTY MAYOR
1 Public Square, Room 204
Smithville, TN 37166
Phone:  (615) 597-5175
Fax:  (615) 597-2986

PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Resources for People Looking for a Job or Out of Work

TENNESSEE CAREER CENTER AT SMITHVILLE
527 West Main Street
Smithville, TN  37166
Phone:  (615) 597-6197
Fax:  (615) 597-5960

Tennessee has a network of centers across the state where employers can go to find workers they need and job seekers can get career information and services. Each center offers computerized labor market information, Internet access, workshops, an on-line talent bank, job placement, recruitment and training.

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Phone:  (877) 813-0950

Information on how to file for unemployment insurance. 

TENNESSEE ECONOMIC COUNCIL ON WOMEN

The Tennessee Economic Council on Women assesses Tennessee women’s economic status. It develops and advocates solutions to address women’s needs in order to help them achieve economic autonomy.

Other Resources

AMERICAN RED CROSS
1 S. Jefferson Avenue # 201
Cookeville, TN  38503
Phone:  (931) 528-3475

Provides blood services, first aid, CPR, disaster relief, and services to armed forces.

AMERICAN RED CROSS – NASHVILLE AREA CHAPTER
2201 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN  37203
Phone:  (615) 250-4300
Fax:  (615) 240-4333

GOODWILL – SMITHVILLE HIGHWAY AND HIGHWAY 70 DONATION CENTER
Smithville Highway and Highway 70
McMinnville, TN  37110

GOODWILL – COOKEVILLE STORE & DONATION SITE
575 S. Jefferson Avenue
Cookeville, TN  38501
Phone:  (931) 520-8968

HEALTH DEPARTMENT
254 Tiger Drive
Smithville, TN 37166-3504
Phone:  (615) 597-7599
Fax:  (615) 597-1349

SALVATION ARMY LEBANON
105 Cedarwood Drive
Lebanon, TN  37090
Phone:  (615) 449-3495

SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE
Lighthouse Christian Camp
205 Serenity Place
Smithville, TN  37166
Phone:  (615) 329-3491

Snow Hill Baptist Church
1563 Old Snow Hill Road
Dowelltown, TN  37059
Phone:  (615) 335-9335

SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE
931 Old Smithville Road
McMinnville, TN  37110
Phone:  (877) 616-2515
Toll-Free:  (800) 772-1213
TTY:  (800) 325-0778

UNITED WAY 2-1-1
Phone:  (800) 318-9335

Teleinterpreter and Spanish speaking staff available.  One of the easiest ways to get help is by dialing 2-1-1, Tennessee’s community services help line. When you call, you’ll get a real person, one who is trained to help you sort out your needs, and then give you phone numbers and addresses of the closest places where you can get help.

UNITED WAY OF DEKALB COUNTY
200 West Main Street
Smithville, TN  37166-1339
Phone:  (615) 597-1629

UPPER CUMBERLAND HUMAN RESOURCE AGENCY
527 West Main Street
Smithville, TN  37166
Phone:  (615) 597-4504
Fax:  (615) 597-8322

Services include low income home energy assistance; child and adult care food programs; home delivered meals; public transportation services, Head Start.

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