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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

Foundation for Improvement of Justice Hosts its 28th Awards Banquet

The Foundation for Improvement of Justice, Inc. hosted its 28th awards banquet Saturday September 28th, 2013 at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta.   The Foundation for Improvement of Justice, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1984 for the purpose of improving local, state, and federal systems of justice within The United States of America.  Each year, the Foundation accepts nominations for the Paul H. Chapman award to recognize and reward individuals or organizations whose innovative programs and work have made improvements in the various systems of justice.   Winners receive a check for $10,000, the Paul H. Chapman medal, a ... Read More »

TCFV Salutes El Paso District Attorney Jaime Esparza for a National Honor for Creating Innovative 24-Hour Domestic Violence Program

Esparza Wins the National Paul H. Chapman Award in Atlanta                  Austin, Texas - September 27, 2013 - The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) today joined the Foundation for Improvement of Justice, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia in saluting El Paso District Attorney Jaime Esparza who is receiving a top national award for protecting victims of domestic violence. The foundation has selected Esparza as the Paul H. Chapman Award Winner for his efforts to save lives, increase the quality of life for our most vulnerable and forcing his peers in the justice system to closely examine their role. Jaime Esparza created an innovative ... Read More »

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 angela@redmediagroup.com 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 »

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