July 2017-The educators of DCO recently completed the training and all requirements to be certified as professional Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialists from Ascend. Nationally recognized Ascend advocates Sexual Risk Avoidance as an educational approach based on the public health model of primary prevention to empower youth to avoid ALL the risks of sexual activity.

Decisions, Choices, and Options along with Executive Director, Joi Wasill, has received recognition and awards for their contributions.

Rebecka Dopp Left presents the award to Wasill

April 2017-Joi Wasill was honored with the Kingdom Builder Award at the Living Sent Ministries annual banquet on June 19 in Hendersonville. Wasill is the founder and executive director of Decisions, Choices and Options, a nonprofit that has provided classroom training and prevention education for over 85,000 students on the topics of teen pregnancy and abstinence in schools and organizations across the mid-south including Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas since 2002.



March, 2017 Decisions Choices and Options was honored to receive the Impact Award at the White House, TN Chamber of Commerce banquet.  Watch video honoring DCO here.

L-R Mandy Christenson, Chamber CEO, Wasill, State Senator Kerry Roberts

September 2012- Washington D.C. Angel in Adoption Award

Congressman Diane Black (R-TN) honored Joi Wasill of Hendersonville, Tennessee this week in Washington, DC with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) Angel in Adoption Award for her outstanding advocacy of children and adoption issues.

U.S. Rep. Diane Black recognized Hendersonville resident Joi Wasill for her efforts in adoption education in Washington, D.C., last week. Wasill’s husband Bill, son Jacob and parents A.G. and Coco Stepp also attended the event.


“Joi is a remarkable lady, dedicated to protecting the life of the unborn. She has given so much of her time and energy to advocating for children in each of your roles as a teacher, adoptive mother, and director of Decisions, Choices, and Options (DCO). Joi founded DCO with her own personal funds, because she felt strongly that there was an unmet need for our teens to know the truth. There is no telling how many lives she has touched and saved. It was an honor to nominate and present Joi with the Angles in Adoption Award.” said Congressman Black. Read remainder of press release from Rep. Black here.



Joi Wasill (Left) was named one of Sumner County’s Most Influential People in 2011. Beth Cox, Program Director received that honor in 2013.