Press Room

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
(512) 289-2995

New Report Released by TCFV during Domestic Violence Awareness Month shows an increase in the number of domestic violence deaths in East Texas and across the State

Longview, Texas – October 2, 2014 - 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.  119 women were killed in domestic violence murders in 2013.  114 women were killed in 2012.  102 women were killed in 2011.  10 women were killed in 13 east Texas counties.  Three women were killed in the six county area that the Women’s Center of East Texas serves which includes: Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Upshur, Rusk and Panola ... Read More »

Labor and Civil Rights Leader, Dolores Huerta Delivers Keynote Address to Texas Council on Family Violence State Conference

Austin, Texas –September 23, 2014 - The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) is pleased to welcome Dolores Huerta, labor leader and civil rights activist to be the keynote speaker at the our bienniel Statewide Conference in Galveston, Texas on Tuesday September 23, 2014 from 4 to 5 p.m.  Dolores Huerta is visionary leader of social change and a national treasure. In 1962, she co-launched the National Farm workers Movement with Cesar Chavez, and quickly moved to fight for the rights of women and children farm workers in particular.  Five decades of labor and feminist organizing later, in 2012, Huerta received The ... Read More »

TCFV and the Leading Experts on Domestic Violence from the Houston Area Speak Out After a Horrific Week of Domestic Violence Murders in Houston

Houston Agencies Want Victims of Domestic Violence to Know There Are Many Services Available in the Houston Area      Houston, Texas – July 17, 2014 –Today, the Texas Council on Family Violence and domestic violence experts, who comprise the largest domestic violence and sexual assault programs across Harris County, are speaking out on a horrific week of domestic violent murders in Houston including the domestic violence murders in Spring, Texas.  “We are standing together today to let anyone in the Houston area who may be a victim of domestic violence know there are many services across Harris County to assist them ... Read More »

El Paso Provides Innovative Leadership Helping Victims of Domestic Violence

Texas Council on Family Violence Holds Economic Justice Summit to Showcase El Paso & Teach Economic Empowerment Solutions Statewide  El Paso, Texas – June 26, 2014 - The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) today launched the Economic Justice Summit in El Paso showcasing positive examples of how new groundbreaking community partnerships of work force centers, domestic violence shelters, community colleges and corporate partners can work together to help victims of domestic violence strengthen their economic security and live a life free of domestic violence.  “Economic stability is the critical underpinning domestic violence survivors need to be safe, healthy and thrive," said ... Read More »

District Attorneys From Across Texas Gather in Dallas for a Groundbreaking Domestic Violence Summit with the Texas Council on Family Violence, the Only Statewide Organization Combating Domestic Violence in Texas

Domestic Violence Summit will be held in Dallas on April 10, 2014  Dallas, Texas – April 10, 2014 - The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) today joined with the Texas District and County Attorneys Association (TDCAA) to launch a groundbreaking collaborative project for TDCAA and the Texas Council on Family Violence called Next to the Jury Box.  This project brings together elected prosecutors from all over Texas to discuss, prioritize and forge solutions related to family violence prosecution.  The Summit for Urban Prosecutors across the state is being held in Dallas.   A summit for rural prosecutors was held in Austin ... Read More »

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