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Cara Tuttle Bell, JD, MA

Cara Tuttle Bell previously served as the Associate Director for Student Accountability, Community Standards, and Academic Integrity at Vanderbilt University and as Director of Programs for the Women’s Center at Northwestern University.  Cara holds a JD from Vanderbilt University Law School, Master of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Louisville, and her Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Ball State University, where she graduated summa cum laude. Cara was recently named the 2015 recipient of the Mary Jane Werthan Award, which is presented to a member of the Vanderbilt community who has contributed to the advancement of women at Vanderbilt on a systemic level. The award is named in honor of Mary Jane Werthan, the first woman member of the Vanderbilt Board of Trust.

Sirajah Raheem, MPH
Prevention Educator and Victim Resource Specialist

Sirajah holds a Master of Public Health from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Berea College.  Her previous roles include serving as a Crisis Center Advocate and Hotline Responder for DeKalb County Georgia, Teaching Fellow in the Washington DC Public Charter School System, and Cultural Assistant for the Berea College Black Cultural Center.  Sirajah hopes to apply the concept of “beloved community” to her work as a Prevention Educator and Victim Resource Specialist.

Sarah Jordan Welch, MSW
Prevention Educator and Victim Resource Specialist

Sarah Jordan holds a Master of Social Work from University of Washington, and a Bachelor of Arts for The Evergreen State College. Previously, Sarah Jordan worked as a Youth Outreach Specialist and Advocate, working with survivors of physical and sexual violence at SafePlace Advocacy Center and Shelter, as well as the Youth Outreach Specialist for The Crisis Clinic in Olympia, Washington. Sarah Jordan’s focus is in supporting survivors of trauma, while understanding and educating on the systemic causes of violence.

Terrie Barrow
Administrative Assistant

Terrie Barrow, our administrative assistant, supports the Project Safe Center, Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, and the K.C. Potter Center.  She previously served as the receptionist within the Office of the Dean of Students.  She has had many fascinating careers, including professional ballroom dance teacher, process technician at a chemical plant, and a professional baker and cook. Terrie is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Liberal Studies at Middle Tennessee State University.

Sarah Watson
Graduate Assistant

Sarah holds a Bachelors in Science and Chemistry from Wittenberg University.  Upon graduating she joined the ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission Program.  Commissioned in the small city of Wolverhampton, England, Sarah served as a community worker tasked with connecting people from differing faiths, ethnicities, and backgrounds.  Sarah will begin the Masters in Higher Education Administration program at Peabody College in August 2014.

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Project Safe is committed to preventing all types of power-based personal violence (sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and identity-based targeting), helping those affected by power-based personal violence, answering questions, connecting members of the Vanderbilt community with on and off-campus resources, and more.  Call the Project Safe Hotline, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to speak with a Victim Resource Specialist now.

Contact Us: 615-322-SAFE (7233)

Request a Program

Contact Project Safe to request a speaker for your residence hall, sorority or fraternity, organization or office or other event. Project Safe will either provide a speaker or connect you with other Vanderbilt or community resources.

Phone: (615) 875-0660
Email: projectsafe@vanderbilt.edu

Contact Us

The Project Safe Center is located at 304 West Side Row.  We’re open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  You may schedule an appointment or simply walk in.  If you need to speak with a victim resource specialist outside of our business hours, please call the Project Safe Hotline at (615) 322-SAFE (7233).  The Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

For non-urgent matters or for additional information, please email us at projectsafe@vanderbilt.edu or call our office line (615) 875-0660.