Nanette Chezum

Public Speaker

Nanette is a public speaker educating about
Officer Involved Domestic Violence,
and all forms of domestic abuse.


Officer Involved Domestic Violence and Domestic Violence are topics that Nanette brings out of the darkness and into the light. It is through speaking publicly and educating communities that an understanding of the complexities about this epidemic is achieved.


In addition to victims needing resources and assistance, often family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers are not sure where to turn, what to ask and how to support someone experiencing abuse. In addition to reaching out to Nanette, a variety of resources are available on this site.

Nanette Chezum

Born in Detroit, MI, and raised in Des Moines, IA, Nanette moved to Denver, CO in 1996 for a change of scenery and new life experiences. In 2015, she met a man and her life changed. A survivor of a verbally and psychologically abusive relationship with a law enforcement officer, Nanette’s passion is educating the public about domestic abuse via her personal story.

What is the Courage Corner?

Nanette’s programming is designed to educate communities about the complexities of domestic abuse and various forms of violence.

The platforms are designed to educate about:

Early warning signs that a relationship is toxic and abusive

Resources for victims, friends, family, and co-workers.


The prevalence of domestic abuse inflicted in our society


Officer Involved Domestic Violence


The various types of abuse under the umbrella of domestic abuse

Why abusive personalities inflict harm


The barriers victims face in reporting


The attitudes within society that harm those that want to come forward or those that have come forward to disclose their abuse