State of the State

TCFV offers an annual update to the Texas State Plan to tell the story of the needs and services provided to survivors of family violence in Texas.

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Domestic Violence High-Risk Teams

Domestic Violence High-Risk Teams (DVHRTs) create a community-co­ordinated initiative in which survivors at the highest lethality risk get enhanced support from law enforcement, advocates, prosecutors, and others. This wraparound model holds offenders accountable and is a trauma-informed approach centered on victim safety.

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SCOTUS Decision

The recent SCOTUS decision overturning Roe v. Wade is a blow to the collective work towards our mission to create a safer Texas.

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Uvalde School Mass Shooting

TCFV shares collective grief and extends heartfelt condolences to the families and the community of Uvalde and redouble our commitment to work towards a safer Texas.

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Safe & Stable Housing

Safe and affordable housing is essential for and deeply tied to survivor safety and stability. Take a look at the landscape of housing for survivors in Texas and the benefits of different types of housing assistance, especially domestic violence transitional housing.

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Housing Beyond Shelter

Family violence centers offer housing assistance and options throughout the state of Texas. Find survivor housing by county with our newly updated Housing Beyond Shelter chart.

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Texas Heartbeat Act

TCFV shares the concerns of resource providers regarding the increased risk of negative health outcomes for domestic violence survivors as the “Texas Heartbeat Act” goes into effect. This act limits an individual’s access to abortion care and threatens providers and support systems with hefty damages and attorney fees.

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Firearm Carry Act

Domestic violence and firearms are a proven lethal mix. TCFV, alongside domestic violence agencies, survivors and public health and safety partners across our State, are filled with apprehension as the “Firearm Carry Act of 2021” goes into effect.

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Down the Rabbit Hole

On our weekly podcast, we deepen the conversation around violence prevention with a series of discussions on the root causes and consequences of violence. Join us as we go down a different rabbit hole to critically examine a topic and how it relates to gender-based violence.

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Mission

Working to End Family Violence Since 1978

The Texas Council on Family Violence is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit coalition in Texas dedicated solely to creating safer communities and freedom from family violence.

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Why We Do What We Do

6K+

Each day last year, 6,113 victims were served by family violence programs.

1K+

Each day last year, 1,122 requests went unmet, many for housing and shelter.

750%

Due to the pandemic, virtual services increased by 750% in the last two years.

*Texas Family Violence Statics (2021)

Research Results

Research has consistently shown that only 10-25% of survivors of family violence will ever access services.*

*Langton, L., & Truman, J. L. (2014). Socio-emotional impact of violent crime. US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Texas State Plan

Leading the Charge

Every legislative session, TCFV strives to secure full funding for family violence services and craft public policy measures that enhance survivor safety in Texas.

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Honoring Texas Victims

One Death is One Too Many

TCFV publishes an annual report which includes victim narratives, data analysis, and risk factors of intimate partner fatalities.

Women Killed by a Male Intimate Partner
  • 2012
    114
  • 2013
    119
  • 2014
    132
  • 2015
    158
  • 2016
    146
  • 2017
    136
  • 2018
    174
  • 2019
    150
  • 2020
    183
  • 2021
    165

204

Texans killed by an intimate partner

75%

homicides committed with a firearm

29%

perpetrators killed themselves as well

45%

victims sought help to end or escape abuse

*Honoring Texas Victims Report Statics (2021)

To broaden the understanding of intimate partner violence, in 2018 TCFV expanded our review to include men killed by female partners and men and women killed by same-sex partners.

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TCFV stands strong with over 100+ programs and partners working to end family violence.

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