Mission – The Texas Council on Family Violence promotes safe and healthy relationships by supporting service providers, facilitating strategic prevention efforts, and creating opportunities for freedom from domestic violence.
What is the Texas Council on Family Violence?
Since 1978, the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) has been a nationally recognized leader in the efforts to end family violence through partnerships, advocacy and direct services for women, children and men.
As one of the largest domestic violence coalitions in the nation, TCFV’s membership is comprised of family violence service providers, supportive organizations, survivors of domestic violence, businesses and professionals, communities of faith and other concerned citizens. As a membership-focused organization, TCFV is firmly committed to serving its members, communities in Texas and thousands of victims of domestic violence and their families.
TCFV’s three major focus areas are:
Support to Service Providers: TCFV educates and trains victim advocates, criminal justice personnel, health care providers, faith communities, businesses, advocacy organizations, service providers and allied professionals in communities throughout Texas and the nation.
Public Policy Development: The TCFV Public Policy Team strives to serve as a unified voice before the Texas Legislature on behalf of domestic violence victims by supporting the drafting and passage of laws that will assist victims and survivors.
Prevention: The TCFV Prevention Team supports the prevention efforts of local programs across the state and works to create an environment in Texas in which all can work collaboratively to stop domestic violence once and for all.
Allowing women, children, men and families to live secure and violence-free is an extremely important TCFV goal. TCFV supports the attainment of this critical goal by offering these additional services:
- Assisting and supporting Texas domestic violence shelters, battering intervention and prevention programs and other family violence service providers.
- Providing prompt answers to thousands of technical assistance questions each year.
- Maintaining extensive domestic violence-related resources including books, manuals, reports, audio tapes and DVDs.
- Leading state and national public awareness efforts on the various domestic violence issues facing our country.
TCFV, headquartered in Austin, Texas, is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization with an integrated funding base of federal, state, private and public support.