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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

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 »

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 »

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