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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

Honoring Texas Victims: 102 Women Killed in Texas

Contact: Angela Hale 512.289-2995  angela@redmediagroup.com New Report Released During Domestic Violence Awareness Month is Dedicated to Four Children in the Houston Area Murdered by Their Father Austin, Texas – October 29, 2012 - The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) today released a new report that shows the number of women killed in domestic violence murders in Texas.  The latest statistics show in 2011, there were 102 women killed by their husband, ex-husband, intimate partner, boyfriend or ex-boyfriend. The report released by the Texas Council on Family Violence and compiled from data from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas law enforcement agencies, ... Read More »

Get Involved During October- Domestic Violence Awareness Month

For Immediate Release Media Contact: ANGELA HALE, 512.289.2995, angela@redmediagroup.com 223-Thousand Texans called a Hotline and 80-Thousand Texans Used Domestic Violence Services Because They Did Not Feel Safe in Their Home Austin, Texas- October 2, 2012 – The Texas Council on Family Violence today reports that many shelters across Texas have been over capacity in the last year because of an increased demand for victims of domestic violence seeking services. In the last year, more than 223,000 Texans called domestic violence hotlines and domestic violence programs served more than 80,000 adults and children because they did not feel safe in their home. A ... Read More »

Texas Council on Family Violence Celebrate the 18th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act and Call for Bi-partisan Support for the Reauthorization of VAWA

Austin, Texas – The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) and The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) today celebrate the 18th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA) and ask Congress to support reauthorization of the landmark legislation. The Hotline was created by the legislation and has helped millions of women, men and families since its’ creation.  The Hotline receives more than 22,000 calls a month from victims of domestic violence and their families and friends. “The Hotline is open 24-hours a day, every day and it is a life-line for women, men, children and families in danger and offers victims ... Read More »

El Paso Hosts National Conference Providing Innovative Solutions Helping Victims of Domestic Violence for Job Readiness & Opportunities

For Immediate Release Contact: Angela Hale 512.289-2995 angela@redmediagroup.com Texas Council on Family Violence Holds Economic Justice Summit and Highlights La Mujur Obrera in El Paso and Thistle Farms in Tennessee El Paso, Texas – June 14, 2012 - The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) today convened a National Economic Justice Summit to showcase economic initiatives from across Texas and the country that 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 ... Read More »

The Texas Council On Family Violence And The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault Salute Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison For Her Continued Support Of The Violence Against Women Act. TCFV and TAASA Now Call On The House To Follow Suit.

MEDIA CONTACT: ANGELA HALE, 512.289.2995, angela@redmediagroup.com Austin, Texas – April 27, 2012– The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) and the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) jointly laud Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison for her leadership and wisdom in supporting S.1925, the bill reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) represents the federal government’s commitment to addressing violence against women in innovative and life saving approaches to the coordinated community response, which includes law enforcement, prosecutors, the courts, and victim services. VAWA funds training and direct services in response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and ... Read More »

CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS CEREMONY TO HONOR VICTIMS OF CRIME IN TEXAS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2012 CONTACT: Susan Risdon 214-226-6741 susan@redmediagroup.com Austin, Texas — There are crimes committed every second of every day throughout our nation and here in our home state of Texas. Tonight we light candles and challenge the nation to honor the victims of these crimes and reflect on their families and the professionals who serve them. This year’s theme extends the vision of protecting victims’ rights to reach every victim of crime. Barbara Jordan once said, “We have a positive vision of the future founded on the belief that the gap between the promise and reality of America can one day ... Read More »

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 »

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