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 barriers become even more daunting for survivors that do not speak English. We join with the Bar Foundation to offer information and solutions for these victims, who may face the most danger at the hands of isolating and controlling batterers.”

Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $9 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation’s largest charitably funded bar foundation.

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Texas Council on Family Violence is a statewide organization representing a network of domestic violence programs that provide direct services to victims and their families, and serves as the voice of victims at the state level while working with local communities to create strategies to prevent family violence. Visit us online at http://www.tcfv.org/

Contact: Susan Risdon
                   512.492.2405
                   redmedia@tcfv.org