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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

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 She Survived a Shotgun Blast & How Domestic Violence Services Saved Her Life Austin, Texas – March 20, 2013– The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) is teaming up with the business community, 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. Senator Jane Nelson joined TCFV, Verizon and ... Read More »

TCFV Looks Forward to President Obama Signing the Bill into Law

The U.S. House of Representatives took up the Senate-passed bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and passed this vital legislation by a bipartisan vote.  The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) applauds Members of Congress and the Texas delegation for voting for VAWA's passage. The landmark legislation passed by the House preserves and maintains core funding for life-saving victim services at family violence shelter’s and rape crisis centers across the country.  Since its original passage in 1994, VAWA has dramatically enhanced our nation’s response to violence against women and annual rates of domestic violence have plummeted more than ... Read More »

Hundreds Of Victims’ Rights Advocates March On Capitol To Support Full Funding For Victims Of Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault

For Immediate Release. MEDIA CONTACTS: Angela Hale, 512.289.2995, Rick Gipprich, Jr.  210.310.8502, Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Speak Out at Capitol Rally. Austin, Texas – Feb. 15, 2013 – The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) and the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) and hundreds of victims’ rights advocates from across the state of Texas are rallying at the Texas Capitol to strongly support full funding for family violence programs and rape crisis centers across Texas.  Last year, the 78 rape crisis centers in Texas provided free and confidential services to over 19,000 survivors and nearly 80,000 women, children and ... Read More »

Executive Directors And Other Leadership From Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence Programs From Around The State Gather In Austin For Joint Conference

For Immediate Release. MEDIA CONTACT: Angela Hale – 512.289.2995, Rick Gipprich, Jr. – 210.310.8502, Austin, Texas – The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) and The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) invite leaders to attend a two day conference tailored specifically for Executive Directors of family violence and sexual assault programs across Texas. This year’s Conference once again takes place at the Westin Hotel at the Domain on Wednesday February 13th, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and Thursday February 14th, from 9:00am to 5:30 pm. Executive directors are expected to have an impossibly large set of skills to help their agencies thrive. Common concerns ... Read More »

New and Long-time Members of Congress: Reauthorization of VAWA Must be an Early Priority for the 113th Congress

For Immediate Release Contact: Angela Hale 512.289-2995 Austin, Texas – January 7, 2013 -TCFV congratulates the new members of the US House and Senate and calls on Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. Now. The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) welcomes the new Texas members of the United States Congress both in the Senate and House: Ted Cruz, Senate Julian Castro, CD-20 Pete Gallego, CD-23 Beto O'Rourke, CD-16 Steve Stockman, CD-36 Marc Veasey, CD-33 Filemon Vela, CD-34 Randy Weber, CD-14 Roger Williams, CD-25 Gloria Terry, TCFV President, urges new members as well as long-serving members of Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, “Job one must be the reauthorization of the Violence ... Read More »

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