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Domestic Violence Awareness Month October 2014


This last year, 119 Texas women lost their lives to domestic violence. During DVAM, we challenge all of Texas to Go Purple and strive for a state where no woman is killed by a husband, partner, or boyfriend. Look at the map. Where you see purple, those Texas counties were free from a domestic violence fatality this past year. Where you see white, you see where we must redouble our efforts due tragic fatalities. Join us and make Texas a safer state for all families

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Go Purple on Thursday October 16, 2014.

Why Purple? Purple has historically been the color tied to domestic violence advocacy.

Let us know about your accomplishments and experiences going purple for a day! Tell us  what motivates you to support the movement to end family violence in Texas and post your message to TCFV’s Facebook page with the hashtag: #whyiadvocatetx

A news conference in Austin with Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) CEO Gloria Terry and Dr. Jeff Temple, an associate professor and director of behavioral health and research at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Courtney Santana, a domestic violence survivor.  Terry and Temple are leading of a new Domestic Violence Task Force Texas for the Health and Human Services Commission.