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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

Texas Council on Family Violence and Texas Association Against Sexual Assault Strongly Encourage Texas Senators John Cornyn & Kay Bailey Hutchison to Stay at the Table to Negotiate a Bipartisan Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Failure Cannot be an Option.

For Immediate Release MEDIA CONTACT: ANGELA HALE, 512.289.2995, angela@redmediagroup.com Austin, Texas – March 19, 2012– The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) and the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) jointly call on Texas Senators John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison and all members of Congress to stay at the table to forge a bi-partisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Since its passage in 1994, Congress has continued to invest in our nation’s most robust federal response to addressing violence against women in a coordinated community-based approach. Inclusive of law enforcement, prosecutors, the courts, and victim services, VAWA funds innovation ... Read More »

TEXAS COUNCIL ON FAMILY VIOLENCE AND TEXAS ASSOCIATION AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT SALUTE TEXAS REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS FOR SUPPORTING THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT

CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE LAMAR SMITH AND CONGRESSMAN TED POE HIGHLIGHT SUCCESSES OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT IN TEXAS AND SUPPORT VAWA REAUTHORIZATION Austin, Texas – February 22, 2012– The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) and the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) today jointly recognize Chairman Lamar Smith’s and Congressman Ted Poe’s support for reauthorization of the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). On February 16, the United States House Judiciary Committee conducted an oversight hearing of the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW).  The Committee invited testimony from OVW Director Susan Carbon, who answered ... Read More »

Dallas Cowboys Star Jason Witten Tackles Domestic Violence in a New PSA

Dallas, TX- October 11, 2011- Dallas Cowboys Tight End Jason Witten is unveiling a brand new Public Service Announcement for Domestic Violence Awareness Month to encourage other men to be role models and stand up against abuse. The PSA, which was produced and distributed as a partnership between Jason Witten’s SCORE Foundation, the Allstate Foundation and the Texas Council on Family Violence, focuses on the role of men as advocates against domestic violence. “I am very proud to partner with the Allstate Foundation and the Texas Council on Family Violence to fight abuse,” said Witten, whose SCORE Foundation has taken an active ... Read More »

Honoring Texas Victims: 142 Women Killed in Texas

New Report Released During Domestic Violence Awareness Month Shows Increase in the Number of Women Killed in Texas Go Purple Campaign Seeks to Turn All Counties in Texas Purple Austin, Texas – October 10, 2011 - 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.  142 women were killed by an intimate partner in 2010.  That is an increase of 31 deaths over 2009. The report released by the Texas Council on Family Violence and compiled from data from the Texas ... Read More »

Texas Council on Family Violence Forges a Partnership with the Texas Bar Foundation to Offer Resources to Family Violence Victims with Limited English Proficiency

Texas Bar Foundation Awards Grant to TCFV Austin, Texas - May 27, 2010 - The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) today announced the launch of a new statewide partnership with the Texas Bar Foundation to help domestic violence victims with limited English proficiency better understand their rights and the laws in Texas. TCFV continues to train legal advocates across Texas on current laws and helps them understand the barriers for limited English proficiency victims of domestic violence. This new collaboration enhances these efforts. “The legal system imposes significant barriers for survivors of family violence," said Gloria A. Terry, TCFV's president. “Those ... Read More »

El Paso in Spotlight for Providing Innovative Solutions Helping Victims of Domestic Violence Combat Homelessness and Poverty

Texas Council on Family Violence Holds Groundbreaking Economic Justice Summit in El Paso El Paso, Texas – June 16, 2010 - The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) today announced the launch of new economic initiatives to help victims of domestic violence create long-term solutions to achieve economic freedom and succeed beyond staying in the shelter. The question many women and some men struggle with is whether they can afford to flee a violent relationship. Statistics show that victims of domestic violence account for a significant proportion of those in emergency shelter in Texas and for a sizeable number of the “hidden ... Read More »

Honoring Texas Victims: 111 Women Killed in Texas

Join Us in Remembering Victims of Domestic Violence During October ” Domestic Violence Awareness Month” with a Special Showing of “Telling Amy’s Story,” a Documentary Focused on the Tragic Death of a Domestic Violence Victim Austin, Texas – September 29, 2010 - The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV), KLRU-TV, Austin PBS and Verizon are teaming up today to launch Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a special screening of the documentary “Telling Amy’s Story” at the Bob Bullock Spirit Theatre.  Texas First Lady Anita Perry will be the keynote speaker. “Telling Amy’s Story”, hosted by actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay ... Read More »

29 Killed in Harris County- Highest Death Rate in State

Partner to Protect Conference in Houston Seeks to Reduce the Number of Domestic Violence Deaths in Texas By Bringing Family Violence Programs and Law Enforcement Together Houston, Texas – December 10, 2010 - The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) & the Houston Police Department today announced the launch of a new statewide law enforcement summit to examine the 111 fatalities of women killed in Texas, including 29 in Harris County in 2009. “The Summit seeks the creation and fostering of dialogue with and among our state’s family violence programs and law enforcement leadership in order to forge strategies for the ... Read More »

Texas Council On Family Violence, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault & Texas First Lady Anita Perry Advocate On Behalf Of Victims During Stalking Awareness Month

Amy Clark, Stalking Abuse Survivor Tells Her Story, Advocates for Tougher Laws Austin, Texas – Jan. 5, 2011– The Texas Council on Family Violence, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault and Texas First Lady Anita Perry today encouraged Texans to learn more about stalking, a crime that affects more than 3 million victims a year across the United States. ’Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It.’ is this year’s theme to bring awareness to Texans that stalking is a crime. Amy Clark, a Texas woman who was stalked by an ex-boyfriend, feared for her life after she broke it off with the ... Read More »

Hundreds Of Victims’ Rights Advocates March On Capitol To Support Full Funding For Victims Of Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault

A Woman Assaulted on Valentine’s Day 5 Years Ago Today Speaks Out About Her Assault and How Services Saved Her Life- Other Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Also Speak Out at Capitol Rally Austin, Texas – Feb. 14, 2011– 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 are rallying at the Texas Capitol to strongly support full funding for family violence programs and rape crisis centers across Texas. Last year, Texas’s 80 rape crisis centers provided free and confidential services to ... Read More »

Thousands of Purple Postcards From Victims’ Rights Advocates Are Delivered to Legislators at the Capitol Today to Support Full Funding For Victims of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Survivor Speaks Out About How a Shelter Saved Her Life Austin, Texas – March 14, 2011– The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) is teaming up with legislators, law enforcement, judges, family violence services advocates, domestic violence survivors and regular Texans to send a message of support for full funding for family violence services. Renee Johnson, a survivor of domestic violence, says when her husband took a knife, scalped the top of her head and would not let her go to the doctor, she was finally able to flee to a domestic violence shelter and they helped save her life. ... Read More »

Crime Victims’ Rights Candle Lighting Ceremony Honoring Victims’ Of Crime In Central Texas

CONTACT: Angela Hale 512-289-2995 angela@redmediagroup.com Austin, Texas—April 14, 2011—Tonight, Texans are gathering for a candle lighting ceremony to honor victims of crime as a part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The ceremony is a way to provide communities across the United States with a unique opportunity to contribute to reshaping the future for victims of crime—by raising awareness about crime-victim issues, by identifying and reaching out to victims who need our help, and by thinking anew about how to help individuals and communities harmed by crime. This annual observance emceed by Texas Council ... Read More »

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