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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
(512) 289-2995

Texas Council on Family Violence Joins U.S. Senator John Cornyn to Support Legislation to Stop the Sale of Murderabilia

Austin, Texas - September 20, 2013 - The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) today joined U.S. Senator John Cornyn to support his federal legislation to crack down on the heinous practice of the sale of “murderabilia,” items such as letters, hair, art work or crime scene DNA that inmates attempt to sell for profit from behind bars. “Murderabilia” is the term used to describe crime memorabilia that violent prisoners produce and sell.  To stem the growing murderabilia trade, Senator Cornyn has introduced the Stop the Sale of Murderabilia Act. “Domestic violence survivors have already been victimized once by their abuser," said ... Read More »

Texas Council on Family Violence Partners with the Texas Bar Foundation to Help Educate the Judiciary

For Immediate Release Contact: Angela Hale 512.289-2995 Texas Bar Foundation Awards Grant to TCFV Austin, Texas - May 30, 2013 - The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) today announced the launch of a new statewide partnership with the Texas Bar Foundation to work with the judiciary across the State to ensure they have the latest information and updates on new laws passed by the Texas legislature. TCFV’s Fourth Annual Judicial Summit on Family Violence kicks off today in Austin and will bring judicial leaders from across Texas, along with statewide and national experts to convene to address relevant, emerging topics and best practices involving ... Read More »

Bill to Protect Domestic Violence Victims Heads to the Governor’s Desk

Texas Council on Family Violence Praises Senator Jane Nelson for her Leadership Austin, Texas – May 8, 2013– The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) today praises the Texas Legislature for their overwhelming support passing legislation to protect victims of domestic violence. The Texas House and the Texas Senate passed SB 743 by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound. The bill will better protect victims of domestic violence from individuals who continually violate protective orders. Rep. Eddie Lucio, D-Brownsville, sponsored the bill in the House. The bill now goes to the Governor for his signature. SB 743 creates a 3rd degree felony ... Read More »


The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) and the Round Rock Express baseball team teamed up today to get thousands of fans to Strike Out Against Domestic Violence. “We thank the Round Rock Express for hosting the Texas Council on Family Violence,” said Gloria A. Terry, President of the Texas Council on Family Violence.  “There is no greater threat to the fabric of our society than that of violence in the home. We are thrilled to partner with the team to get the message out to baseball fans,” said Terry. The Texas Council on Family Violence shared an important message today at the ... Read More »

Join Crime Victims’ Rights Advocates For a Tree Planting on Capitol Grounds, Exclusive Showing of a Documentary and Ceremony Honoring Victims’ of Crime

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Angela Hale – 512-289-2995 / Austin, Texas—April 22, 2013—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. Tree Planting on Capitol Grounds to Honor & Remember Suzanne McDaniel A tree will be planted on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol to celebrate the life and honor the memory of Suzanne McDaniel.  Suzanne was a pioneering crime victims’ rights advocate who ushered in a new era of support and assistance for victims of crime across Texas and the nation.  ... Read More »

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