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

THE TEXAS COUNCIL ON FAMILY VIOLENCE HONORS FIVE OUTSTANDING TEXAS FATHERS & CHAMPIONS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS THIS FATHER’S DAY

Austin, Texas – June 18, 2015– This Father’s Day, The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) honors five Texas champions who make a difference in the lives of victims of domestic violence in Texas. “Father's Day is a very important day in the lives of children all over the world.  It is a day of celebration meant to recognize the efforts fathers put into raising children, often sacrificing material things for their well-being,” said Gloria A Terry, CEO of the Texas Council on Family Violence.  “A good father makes all the difference in a child’s life.  He’s a pillar of strength and support ... Read More »

Join Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo & Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton to Remember Women Who Have Been Murdered by Violent Crime and All Victims of Violent Crime during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Austin, Texas—April 20, 2015—This week Texans are commemorating National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.  Statewide organizations that serve victims of crime will be holding a series of events to raise awareness about crime victim issues.  Everyone knows about a defendant’s right to remain silent, but do you know victims of crime have rights too? Marina Herrera, whose aunt was beaten and stabbed to death by her husband of 17 years in her home, had to find out to find about victims’ rights the hard way when she lost her aunt and best friend in a domestic violence murder on December 14, of ... Read More »

THOUSANDS OF PURPLE POSTCARDS FROM TEXANS ARE DELIVERED TO LEGISLATORS AT THE CAPITOL TODAY TO SUPPORT FULL FUNDING FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Domestic Violence Survivor Speaks Out About How Her Daughter was Murdered by her Boyfriend and How Domestic Violence Services Could Have Saved Her Life  Austin, Texas – March 19, 2015– The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) is teaming up with legislators and thousands of Texans to support full funding for family violence services.   Today, thousands of postcards are being delivered to legislators to show how important full funding is for family violence programs.  Advocates, allies and survivors of family violence use the color purple to symbolize their work to end violence within families.   Rep. Sylvester Turner, Vice Chairman of House Appropriations, Brazos ... Read More »

Capitol Day Rally

Gloria Terry, CEO of the Texas Council on Family Violence speaks during a rally at the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. The Texas Council on Family Violence and the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault and hundreds of victims' rights advocates from across the state of Texas rallied at the Texas Capitol to strongly support full funding for family violence programs and rape crisis centers across Texas. Read More »

Texas Council on Family Violence Kicks Off Campaign Called “Young Hearts Matter” to Raise Awareness During Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Month in February

Meet the 2015 Young Hearts Matter Advocates of the Year, and Finalists from Across Texas Austin, TX (February 19, 2015) – Today, Young Hearts Matter, a campaign to bring awareness to teen dating abuse, recognized key leaders across Texas during February, Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month.  Teen dating abuse happens in every school across Texas and the United States.  Events and programs to raise awareness allow students to come forward and get advice and help before a situation escalates to violent behavior.   In today’s environment, technology like social media and texting, can make it easy for teens and young adults ... Read More »

LEADERS IN THE SEXUAL ASSAULT AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MOVEMENT IN TEXAS CONVENE

Austin, TX-  On the heels of Super Bowl XLIX’s first public service announcement  to create awareness about  domestic violence and sexual assault, front line leaders meet today to share strategies for  strengthening and sustaining local  family violence shelters and rape crisis centers.  They will also discuss issues affecting service delivery, prevention, and awareness. “Bringing together leaders from across the state who shape their respective communities response to the complex needs of victims is essential.  They not only learn from key presenters on relevant topics, they also learn from one another.  These practices keep us focused on providing the safety, empowerment, ... Read More »

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 »

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