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

Executive Directors from Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Programs from Around the State Gather in Austin for Joint Conference

Austin, Texas – The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) and The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) Executive Directors from domestic violence shelters and rape crisis centers in Texas gather to discuss emerging issues in serving survivors and challenging societal misconceptions about both topics.    Sexual assault and domestic violence issues received welcomed attention recently with the City of Dallas’ Mayor Mike Rawlings hosting of “A Rally against Domestic Violence” and President Obama’s announcement of the “White House task force to protect students from sexual assault.”  Executive Directors are unique in their responsibility to effectively serve victims while working to ... Read More »

TCFV Kicks Off New Campaign Called “Young Hearts Matter” to Raise Awareness During Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Month in February

Teens Spread the Word Across Schools in Texas During National Dating Abuse Awareness & Prevention Month Austin, TX (February 1, 2014) – Today Young Hearts Matter, a new campaign to bring awareness to teen dating abuse, launched in Texas to raise awareness during Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month.  Teen dating abuse happens in every school across Texas and the United States.  Dating abuse takes place when a person physically, sexually, verbally or emotionally abuses another person in the context of a dating or romantic relationship and when one or both of them is a minor. This month, students in schools ... Read More »

TCFV Kicks Off Campaign Called “Young Hearts Matter”

TCFV recognizes The Corpus Christi School District & the Prevention & Education Program of Women’s Shelter of South Texas  Corpus Christi, TX (February 13, 2014) – Today, a day before Valentine’s Day, the Texas Council on Family Violence is launching Young Hearts Matter, a campaign to bring awareness to teen dating abuse. February is National 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 ... Read More »

New Report Shows an Increase in the Number of Women Killed in Texas

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. The report reveals 114 women were killed in domestic violence murders in 2012.  102 women were killed in 2011. The annual report titled:  Honoring Texas Victims: Family Violence Fatalities provides our state’s only comprehensive analysis of women killed in Texas by their male intimate partner.   The report tracks and discusses detailed information about each murder, offers the respectfully summarized stories of the women killed and ... Read More »

Honoring Texas Victims: 114 Women Killed in Texas with Harris County having Highest Number of Domestic Violence Murders in the State

Houston, Texas – October 14, 2013 - 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.  114 women were killed in domestic violence murders in 2012.  102 women were killed in 2011.  30 women were killed in Harris County, the highest numbers of domestic violence murders of any county in Texas.  There were 38,490 incidents of domestic violence reported in Harris County and an estimated 65,433 incidents went unreported. Laura White, a domestic ... Read More »

Honoring Texas Victims: 114 Women Killed in Texas

El Paso, Texas – October 11, 2013 - 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.  114 women were killed in domestic violence murders in 2012.  102 women were killed in 2011.  Four women were killed in El Paso County. El Paso District Attorney Jaime Esparza and Stephanie Karr, Executive Director at the Center Against Family Violence, joined Texas Council on Family Violence CEO Gloria Terry at a news conference in El ... Read More »

NNEDV Names TCFV Gloria Terry, CEO to National Board

Austin, Texas - October 8, 2013 – The Texas Council on Family Violence is pleased to announce Gloria Terry, CEO of (TCFV), has been named to the prestigious national board, the National Network to End Domestic Violence, a leading voice for domestic violence victims and their advocates. The National Network to End Domestic Violence is a membership and advocacy organization of state domestic violence coalitions, allied organizations and supportive individuals.  NNEDV works closely with its members to understand the ongoing and emerging needs of domestic violence victims and advocacy programs. NNEDV makes sure those needs are heard and understood by policymakers ... Read More »

TCFV Marks October 9th Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day (HCADV Day)

Austin, Texas - October 8, 2013 - The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV), the Verizon Foundation and the Women’s Health and the Family Planning Association of Texas today are for the first time live streaming an important women’s health care event to Texans.  The Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day is a public forum and will provide training from leaders in domestic violence and women’s health care on the health effects of intimate partner violence. The discussion will explore how health care professionals can assist people they come in contact with who they believe are victims of domestic violence, discussions ... Read More »

TCFV Honors Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings

Dallas, Texas - October 3, 2013 - The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) today is pleased to honor and recognize Mayor Mike Rawlings for his outstanding efforts to rally thousands of men to stand up and speak out against domestic violence. Each year, over 100 Texas women lose their lives to domestic violence.  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and purple is the color for domestic violence advocacy.  We honor Mayor Rawlings with statewide “Go Purple” recognition and we challenge all of Texas to Go Purple and strive for a state where no woman is killed by a husband, partner, ... Read More »

Foundation for Improvement of Justice Hosts its 28th Awards Banquet

The Foundation for Improvement of Justice, Inc. hosted its 28th awards banquet Saturday September 28th, 2013 at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta.   The Foundation for Improvement of Justice, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1984 for the purpose of improving local, state, and federal systems of justice within The United States of America.  Each year, the Foundation accepts nominations for the Paul H. Chapman award to recognize and reward individuals or organizations whose innovative programs and work have made improvements in the various systems of justice.   Winners receive a check for $10,000, the Paul H. Chapman medal, a ... Read More »

TCFV Salutes El Paso District Attorney Jaime Esparza for a National Honor for Creating Innovative 24-Hour Domestic Violence Program

Esparza Wins the National Paul H. Chapman Award in Atlanta                  Austin, Texas - September 27, 2013 - The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) today joined the Foundation for Improvement of Justice, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia in saluting El Paso District Attorney Jaime Esparza who is receiving a top national award for protecting victims of domestic violence. The foundation has selected Esparza as the Paul H. Chapman Award Winner for his efforts to save lives, increase the quality of life for our most vulnerable and forcing his peers in the justice system to closely examine their role. Jaime Esparza created an innovative ... Read More »

Texas Council on Family Violence Joins U.S. Senator John Cornyn to Support Legislation to Stop the Sale of Murderabilia

Austin, Texas - September 20, 2013 - The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) today joined U.S. Senator John Cornyn to support his federal legislation to crack down on the heinous practice of the sale of “murderabilia,” items such as letters, hair, art work or crime scene DNA that inmates attempt to sell for profit from behind bars. “Murderabilia” is the term used to describe crime memorabilia that violent prisoners produce and sell.  To stem the growing murderabilia trade, Senator Cornyn has introduced the Stop the Sale of Murderabilia Act. “Domestic violence survivors have already been victimized once by their abuser," said ... Read More »

Texas Council on Family Violence Partners with the Texas Bar Foundation to Help Educate the Judiciary

For Immediate Release Contact: Angela Hale 512.289-2995 angela@redmediagroup.com Texas Bar Foundation Awards Grant to TCFV Austin, Texas - May 30, 2013 - The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) today announced the launch of a new statewide partnership with the Texas Bar Foundation to work with the judiciary across the State to ensure they have the latest information and updates on new laws passed by the Texas legislature. TCFV’s Fourth Annual Judicial Summit on Family Violence kicks off today in Austin and will bring judicial leaders from across Texas, along with statewide and national experts to convene to address relevant, emerging topics and best practices involving ... Read More »

Bill to Protect Domestic Violence Victims Heads to the Governor’s Desk

Texas Council on Family Violence Praises Senator Jane Nelson for her Leadership Austin, Texas – May 8, 2013– The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) today praises the Texas Legislature for their overwhelming support passing legislation to protect victims of domestic violence. The Texas House and the Texas Senate passed SB 743 by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound. The bill will better protect victims of domestic violence from individuals who continually violate protective orders. Rep. Eddie Lucio, D-Brownsville, sponsored the bill in the House. The bill now goes to the Governor for his signature. SB 743 creates a 3rd degree felony ... Read More »

TCFV TEAMS UP WITH THE ROUND ROCK EXPRESS TO STRIKE OUT AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) and the Round Rock Express baseball team teamed up today to get thousands of fans to Strike Out Against Domestic Violence. “We thank the Round Rock Express for hosting the Texas Council on Family Violence,” said Gloria A. Terry, President of the Texas Council on Family Violence.  “There is no greater threat to the fabric of our society than that of violence in the home. We are thrilled to partner with the team to get the message out to baseball fans,” said Terry. The Texas Council on Family Violence shared an important message today at the ... Read More »

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