Press Room

The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) Communications Department strives to strengthen national and statewide communications efforts, focuses on public education and awareness of domestic violence issues and has general overall responsibility for the public relations endeavors for TCFV. The TCFV Communications Department works collaboratively with a variety of media outlets in the development and distribution of important news releases, feature stories, story ideas and opinion/editorial (op/ed) pieces on domestic violence issues which are appropriate to statewide/national audiences.

TCFV Media Contact

Angela Hale
angela@redmediagroup.com
(512) 289-2995

Denton Domestic Violence Survivor Talks about Fleeing an Abusive Relationship, Financial Stress and Having No Other Choice Than to Take Out a Payday Loan to Take Care of Her Four Children

Denton, Texas – January 27, 2015 – The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) thanks Denton County Friends of the Family and the Allstate Foundation for their efforts to combat domestic violence.  Denton County Friends of the Family and Allstate are leaders in a groundbreaking project with the Texas Council on Family Violence that is working to prioritize and forge solutions related to family violence.   The Allstate Foundation has given a one-of-a-kind grant program supporting financial empowerment services for domestic violence survivors.  “The Moving Ahead Financial Empowerment Grant Program provides funds to state domestic violence coalitions to help address the No. ... Read More »

Domestic Violence Survivors are Getting Financial Help Leading into the Christmas Holidays

Abilene, Texas – December 18, 2014 – The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) thanks Noah Project of Abilene and Allstate for their efforts to combat domestic violence.  Noah Project and Allstate are leaders in a groundbreaking project with the Texas Council on Family Violence that is working to prioritize and forge solutions related to family violence.   The Allstate Foundation has given a one-of-a-kind grant program supporting financial empowerment services for domestic violence survivors.  “The Moving Ahead Financial Empowerment Grant Program, now in its seventh year, provides funds to state domestic violence coalitions to help address the No. 1 reason victims ... Read More »

Brazos County District Attorney Jarvis Parsons Takes a Stand Against Domestic Violence and the Daughter of a Law Enforcement Officer Killed in the Line of Duty during a Domestic Violence Call Tells Her Story

Bryan-College Station, Texas – December 8, 2014 – The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) thanks Brazos County District Attorney Jarvis Parsons in his efforts to combat domestic violence.  The Brazos County District Attorney has been serving as a leader in a groundbreaking project between the Texas Council on Family Violence and the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association (TDCAA) that is leading an effort to bring together elected prosecutors from all over Texas to discuss, prioritize and forge solutions related to family violence prosecution. “I am honored to partner with the Texas Council on Family Violence and work to find ... Read More »

Travis County Domestic Violence Task Force Holds Screening of HBO Documentary “Private Violence”

Austin, TX-Dec. 7, 2014- Domestic violence has become a main topic across the sports landscape in recent months, particularly in light of the case of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and the NFL’s handling of his suspension and domestic violence cases in general.  And it’s not just sports, domestic violence happens every day in America.  The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) released a new report that shows an increase in the number of women killed in domestic violence murders in Texas by their husband, ex-husband, intimate partner, boyfriend or ex-boyfriend.  In 2013, 119 women were killed in domestic ... Read More »

Dallas County has the Highest Per Capita Female Murder Rate in the state at 1:62,752

Dallas, Texas – October 6, 2014 - The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) today released a new report that shows an increase in the number of women killed in domestic violence murders in Texas by their husband, ex-husband, intimate partner, boyfriend or ex-boyfriend.  119 women were killed in domestic violence murders in 2013.  114 women were killed in 2012.  102 women were killed in 2011.  Harris County has stood alone as the county in Texas with the most women killed for many years, but this year Dallas County and Harris County are tied with the highest numbers of domestic ... Read More »

Harris & Dallas Counties Tied for the Highest Number of Domestic Violence Murders in the State

Houston, Texas – October 3, 2014 - The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) today released a new report that shows an increase in the number of women killed in domestic violence murders in Texas by their husband, ex-husband, intimate partner, boyfriend or ex-boyfriend.  119 women were killed in domestic violence murders in 2013.  114 women were killed in 2012.  102 women were killed in 2011.  Harris County has stood alone as the county in Texas with the most women killed for many years, but this year Dallas County and Harris County are tied with the highest numbers of domestic ... Read More »

25 Member Domestic Violence Task Force Meets in Austin

Austin, Texas – October 8, 2014 - Today The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) released a new report that shows an increase in the number of women killed in domestic violence murders in Texas by their husband, ex-husband, intimate partner, boyfriend or ex-boyfriend.  119 women were killed in domestic violence murders in 2013.  114 women were killed in 2012.  102 women were killed in 2011.  Four women were killed in Travis County.  One woman was killed in Williamson County.  One woman was killed in Bastrop County.  In the previous year 3 women were killed in Travis County and no ... Read More »

New Report Released by TCFV during Domestic Violence Awareness Month shows an increase in the number of domestic violence deaths in East Texas and across the State

Longview, Texas – October 2, 2014 - The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) today released a new report that shows an increase in the number of women killed in domestic violence murders in Texas by their husband, ex-husband, intimate partner, boyfriend or ex-boyfriend.  119 women were killed in domestic violence murders in 2013.  114 women were killed in 2012.  102 women were killed in 2011.  10 women were killed in 13 east Texas counties.  Three women were killed in the six county area that the Women’s Center of East Texas serves which includes: Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Upshur, Rusk and Panola ... Read More »

Labor and Civil Rights Leader, Dolores Huerta Delivers Keynote Address to Texas Council on Family Violence State Conference

Austin, Texas –September 23, 2014 - The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) is pleased to welcome Dolores Huerta, labor leader and civil rights activist to be the keynote speaker at the our bienniel Statewide Conference in Galveston, Texas on Tuesday September 23, 2014 from 4 to 5 p.m.  Dolores Huerta is visionary leader of social change and a national treasure. In 1962, she co-launched the National Farm workers Movement with Cesar Chavez, and quickly moved to fight for the rights of women and children farm workers in particular.  Five decades of labor and feminist organizing later, in 2012, Huerta received The ... Read More »

TCFV and the Leading Experts on Domestic Violence from the Houston Area Speak Out After a Horrific Week of Domestic Violence Murders in Houston

Houston Agencies Want Victims of Domestic Violence to Know There Are Many Services Available in the Houston Area      Houston, Texas – July 17, 2014 –Today, the Texas Council on Family Violence and domestic violence experts, who comprise the largest domestic violence and sexual assault programs across Harris County, are speaking out on a horrific week of domestic violent murders in Houston including the domestic violence murders in Spring, Texas.  “We are standing together today to let anyone in the Houston area who may be a victim of domestic violence know there are many services across Harris County to assist them ... Read More »

El Paso Provides Innovative Leadership Helping Victims of Domestic Violence

Texas Council on Family Violence Holds Economic Justice Summit to Showcase El Paso & Teach Economic Empowerment Solutions Statewide  El Paso, Texas – June 26, 2014 - The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) today launched the Economic Justice Summit in El Paso showcasing positive examples of how new groundbreaking community partnerships of work force centers, domestic violence shelters, community colleges and corporate partners can work together to help victims of domestic violence strengthen their economic security and live a life free of domestic violence.  “Economic stability is the critical underpinning domestic violence survivors need to be safe, healthy and thrive," said ... Read More »

District Attorneys From Across Texas Gather in Dallas for a Groundbreaking Domestic Violence Summit with the Texas Council on Family Violence, the Only Statewide Organization Combating Domestic Violence in Texas

Domestic Violence Summit will be held in Dallas on April 10, 2014  Dallas, Texas – April 10, 2014 - The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) today joined with the Texas District and County Attorneys Association (TDCAA) to launch a groundbreaking collaborative project for TDCAA and the Texas Council on Family Violence called Next to the Jury Box.  This project brings together elected prosecutors from all over Texas to discuss, prioritize and forge solutions related to family violence prosecution.  The Summit for Urban Prosecutors across the state is being held in Dallas.   A summit for rural prosecutors was held in Austin ... Read More »

Austin Police Chief Remembers SXSW Crash Victims & APD Counselors During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

A Round Rock Mother Remembers her Daughter who was Brutally Murdered by a 12-Year-old Neighbor as Victims of Crime Bring Attention to the Importance of Crime Victims’ Rights Week on This 30th Anniversary Austin, Texas- Thursday April 10, 2014- Austin will commemorate National Crime Victims’ Right Week by remembering all the South By Southwest Victims who were killed or injured in the recent tragedy and remembering the tragic murder of a 13-year old Round Rock girl who was brutally murdered by her 12-year old neighbor.     “Our hearts and prayers go out all victims of crime; the little girl whose life was ... Read More »

TCFV Welcomes the Director of Corporate Communications for Mary Kay, Crayton Webb to the Board of Directors

Austin, Texas – March 24, 2014 – The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) is pleased to welcome Crayton Webb to the Board of Directors for TCFV. Webb is Director of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility for Mary Kay Inc. in Dallas, Texas. He leads the company’s global media and public relations team and is also responsible for Mary Kay’s global CSR and philanthropic efforts. Crayton and his team provide support and guidance to Mary Kay's 35+ international markets and the U.S.
“The Texas Council on Family Violence takes great care and diligence in identifying key leaders in Texas to ... Read More »

New Domestic Violence Survey Shows Critical Shortage in Funding for Domestic Violence Victims in Texas and the U.S.

Nearly 6,000 Victims Served in One Day - Hundreds of Victims Needs Unmet  Austin, Texas – March 6, 2014 – A snapshot of the “Domestic Violence Counts 2013: A 24-hour Census of Domestic Violence Shelters and Services in Texas,” captured in a new survey released today by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) shows many domestic violence programs across Texas and across the nation have a critical shortage of funds and staff to assist victims in need of services.  The 24-Hour Census of Domestic Violence Shelters and Services shows that nearly 100 programs across the state are serving thousands of ... Read More »

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