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The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) Communications Department strives to strengthen national and statewide communications efforts, focuses on public education and awareness of domestic violence issues and has general overall responsibility for the public relations endeavors for TCFV. The TCFV Communications Department works collaboratively with a variety of media outlets in the development and distribution of important news releases, feature stories, story ideas and opinion/editorial (op/ed) pieces on domestic violence issues which are appropriate to statewide/national audiences.

TCFV Media Contact

Angela Hale
angela@redmediagroup.com
(512) 289-2995

Join Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo & Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton to Remember Women Who Have Been Murdered by Violent Crime and All Victims of Violent Crime during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Austin, Texas—April 20, 2015—This week Texans are commemorating National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.  Statewide organizations that serve victims of crime will be holding a series of events to raise awareness about crime victim issues.  Everyone knows about a defendant’s right to remain silent, but do you know victims of crime have rights too? Marina Herrera, whose aunt was beaten and stabbed to death by her husband of 17 years in her home, had to find out to find about victims’ rights the hard way when she lost her aunt and best friend in a domestic violence murder on December 14, of ... Read More »

THOUSANDS OF PURPLE POSTCARDS FROM TEXANS ARE DELIVERED TO LEGISLATORS AT THE CAPITOL TODAY TO SUPPORT FULL FUNDING FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Domestic Violence Survivor Speaks Out About How Her Daughter was Murdered by her Boyfriend and How Domestic Violence Services Could Have Saved Her Life  Austin, Texas – March 19, 2015– The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) is teaming up with legislators and thousands of Texans to support full funding for family violence services.   Today, thousands of postcards are being delivered to legislators to show how important full funding is for family violence programs.  Advocates, allies and survivors of family violence use the color purple to symbolize their work to end violence within families.   Rep. Sylvester Turner, Vice Chairman of House Appropriations, Brazos ... 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 »

Texas Council on Family Violence Kicks Off Campaign Called “Young Hearts Matter” to Raise Awareness During Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Month in February

Meet the 2015 Young Hearts Matter Advocates of the Year, and Finalists from Across Texas Austin, TX (February 19, 2015) – Today, Young Hearts Matter, a campaign to bring awareness to teen dating abuse, recognized key leaders across Texas during February, Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month.  Teen dating abuse happens in every school across Texas and the United States.  Events and programs to raise awareness allow students to come forward and get advice and help before a situation escalates to violent behavior.   In today’s environment, technology like social media and texting, can make it easy for teens and young adults ... Read More »

LEADERS IN THE SEXUAL ASSAULT AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MOVEMENT IN TEXAS CONVENE

Austin, TX-  On the heels of Super Bowl XLIX’s first public service announcement  to create awareness about  domestic violence and sexual assault, front line leaders meet today to share strategies for  strengthening and sustaining local  family violence shelters and rape crisis centers.  They will also discuss issues affecting service delivery, prevention, and awareness. “Bringing together leaders from across the state who shape their respective communities response to the complex needs of victims is essential.  They not only learn from key presenters on relevant topics, they also learn from one another.  These practices keep us focused on providing the safety, empowerment, ... Read More »

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