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Texas Leaders Celebrate 25 Years of Directing the Work of the Domestic and Sexual Violence Movements

Austin, TX – Each year, the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) and the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) convene leaders from the domestic and sexual violence movements in Texas at the Annual Executive Directors’ Conference: Directing the Work.  This year marks the Silver Anniversary of this important gathering and, while not all of the attendees are the same, the legacy and impact of the work over the last quarter of a century will very much be present.“The Texas Council on Family Violence and our member organizations have gathered together for 25 years at an annual conference and diligently ... Read More »

The San Antonio Battered Women and Children’s Shelter Kicks Off a Holiday Giving Campaign

The San Antonio Battered Women and Children’s Shelter Kicks Off a Holiday Giving Campaign-- the Same Way Black Friday and Cyber Monday Kicked-Off the Holiday Shopping Season -- But Contributing to this Cause Can Help Save a Life and Help Victims of Domestic Violence in San Antonio  A New Study Shows Bexar County has one of the Highest Numbers of Domestic Violence Homicides in the State of Texas    San Antonio, Texas – December 2, 2015 – The holidays are often thought of as the best time of the year.  It is a time for loved ones, celebration, and joy.  The ... Read More »

Honoring Texas Victims: 132 Women Killed in Texas in 2014 El Paso County is One of the Top Five Counties with the Highest Number of Domestic Violence Homicides in the State with 5 Murders

New Report Released During Domestic Violence Awareness Month Shows Increase in the Number of Women Killed in Texas and an Increase in El Paso   El Paso, Texas – October 5, 2015 - 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 by their husband, ex-husband, intimate partner, boyfriend or ex-boyfriend.  132 women were killed in domestic violence murders in 2014.  119 women were killed in 2013.  114 women were killed in 2012.  102 women were killed in 2011.  El Paso County also ... Read More »

New Report Released During Domestic Violence Awareness Month Shows Increase in the Number of Women Killed in Texas – Houston

Honoring Texas Victims: 132 Women Killed in Texas in 2014 – Harris County Has the Highest Number of Domestic Violence Homicides in the State at 23 - 4 Murders in Brazoria County, 2 in Ft. Bend, Galveston and Montgomery and 1 in Wharton County Bringing the Total to 34 Domestic Violence Homicides in the Greater Houston Area Houston, Texas – October 16, 2015 – 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 by their husband, ex-husband, intimate partner, boyfriend or ex-boyfriend.  132 ... Read More »

Texas Council on Family Violence Salutes Travis County District Court Judge Mike Denton for Receiving a National Honor for Protecting Children in Domestic Violence Court

The Foundation for the Improvement of Justice honors Denton with the national Paul H. Chapman Award in Atlanta  Austin, Texas - September 28, 2015 - The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) today joined the Foundation for Improvement of Justice, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia in saluting Travis County District Court Judge Mike Denton.  He received a top national award for protecting victims of domestic violence Saturday night.  TCFV nominated Judge Denton for this award. The foundation has selected Denton as the Paul H. Chapman Award Winner for his work advocating and overseeing the first Travis County Domestic Violence Court.  He has been the ... Read More »

Rally at the Capitol supports full funding for family violence programs

Gloria Terry, CEO of the Texas Council on Family Violence speaks during a rally at the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. The Texas Council on Family Violence and the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault and hundreds of victims' rights advocates from across the state of Texas rallied at the Texas Capitol to strongly support full funding for family violence programs and rape crisis centers across Texas. Watch the Video Read More »

CEO Gloria Terry talks about the Honoring Texas Victims report in Dallas

Texas Council on Family Violence CEO Gloria Terry being interviewed by Univision in Dallas. TCFV released the annual Honoring Texas Victims Report during October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 119 women were killed in Texas. 38 women were killed in the DFW metroplex. Read More »

Sen. John Cornyn, Police Chief Acevedo raise awareness on domestic violence

The Texas Council on Family Violence CEO Gloria Terry joins Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo and  U.S. Senator John Cornyn at an event to raise awareness about domestic violence. Read More »

Victims’ families call for end to violence

The mother of Cheyenne Green, who was murdered in a parking lot during an east Texas football game, and the parents of Kari Dunn, who was murdered in a Marshall hotel, joined Shannon Trest, Executive Director, Women’s Center of East Texas, Gregg County Judge Bill Stout and Texas Council on Family Violence CEO Gloria Terry at a news conference in Longview to discuss the tragic murders of their family members and to discuss ways future domestic violence deaths may be prevented and children will not have to grow up without their moms. Read More »

New domestic violence taskforce at HHSC

The Texas Council on Family Violence is honored to chair a new domestic violence task force and work closely with vice-chair, Dr. Jeff Temple of UT Medical Branch at Galveston and the entire task force to collaborate on women’s health care and domestic violence. A meeting of the 25 member task force was held on October 8, 2014 during HealthCares about domestic violence day.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 ... Read More »

US Marshals launch new domestic violence taskforce

Texas Council on Family Violence CEO Gloria Terry speaks at a news conference in Austin with the US Marshals who launched a new task force to crack down on domestic violence fugitives. Read More »

Capitol Day Rally

Gloria Terry, CEO of the Texas Council on Family Violence speaks during a rally at the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. The Texas Council on Family Violence and the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault and hundreds of victims' rights advocates from across the state of Texas rallied at the Texas Capitol to strongly support full funding for family violence programs and rape crisis centers across Texas. Read More »

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 Read More »

JOIN US AT OUR BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR

September 21 – 24, 2014 The Tremont HouseA Wyndham Grand Hotel 2300 Mechanic StGalveston, TX 77550 TCFV’s Statewide Conference gathers leaders, advocates and allies to exchange ideas, discover fresh techniques and unite the many diverse faces of the Texas movement to end violence against women. REGISTER ONLINELEARN MORE Read More »

Economic Justice Summit 2014

The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) is proud to announce the 2014 Economic Justice Summit, taking place Thursday, June 26th and Friday, June 27th, 2014, in El Paso, Texas.  We look forward to gathering Texas Family Violence Program advocates, leaders, and partners from across the state. Register Today! Read More »

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