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Published by Crystal Tabony on 01 Feb 2016

2016 YHM Award Nominees

YHM_Logo_630x425The YHM Activist of the Year, Advocate of the Year, and Texas Partner for Change awards recognize individuals who inspire and lead their communities to promote healthy relationships for young hearts in Texas.

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Published by Crystal Tabony on 29 Dec 2015

Honoring Texas Victims Report

The full Honoring Texas Victims Report for 2014 is now available.

We pay tribute to the Texas women who lost their lives by memorializing their story with an account of their death. The full report offers analysis of data drawn from these stories. Our goal is to help communities identify and analyze distinguishing characteristics of these cases and creates a safer Texas for all women.

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Published by Crystal Tabony on 07 Oct 2015

2016 Young Hearts Matter Award Nominations Open

YHM_Logo_630x425TCFV is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Young Hearts Matter awards. The YHM Activist of the Year, Advocate of the Year, and Texas Partner for Change awards recognize individuals who inspire and lead their communities to promote healthy relationships for young hearts in Texas.

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Published by Crystal Tabony on 06 Oct 2015

2016 ED Conference Announcement

FY16_ED_Conference_LogoJanuary 11-12, 2016
Courtyard & Residence Inn Marriott
300 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701

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Published by Danielle Ohlemacher on 01 Oct 2015

October 31 – Friendship of Women – 16th Annual Walk for Safe Families

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Published by Danielle Ohlemacher on 15 Sep 2015

October 15 – Family Abuse Center – Day of Remembrance

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Published by Danielle Ohlemacher on 15 Sep 2015

Man Up For DVAM Video Contest


In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), TCFV is now accepting entries for Man Up for DVAM Video Contest.

Man Up for DVAM calls for you to submit a creative video showcasing how men and boys are involved in your community and create your own impactful messages surrounding the term “Man Up.”

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Published by Danielle Ohlemacher on 17 Jun 2015

Shelter Legal Advocate – Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center – San Marcos, TX

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Published by Crystal Tabony on 03 Jun 2015

Regional Membership Meetings

Regional Membership Meetings are held in each region of Texas and offer members the opportunity for complimentary customized trainings, program sharing and invaluable networking opportunities for family violence program leadership and staff.

Upcoming Trainings

AUG 11 • Tyler
AUG 14 • Austin

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Published by Crystal Tabony on 24 Apr 2015

Men At Work Facilitator Training

Presenter Lee Giordano will bring the new curriculum from Men Stopping Violence, Men At Work: Building Safe Communities. This facilitator training provides 17.75 BIPP CEU hours.

June 3-5, 2015
Fort Worth, TX

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Published by Crystal Tabony on 24 Apr 2015

Texas Prevention Summit 2015

TPS_Logo_FINAL_webTAASA and TCFV present Texas Prevention Summit 2015: Transforming Communities. Each conference workshop is carefully designed to deliver a unique learning experience for prevention workers and program leadership.

June 29 – July 1, 2015
Austin, TX

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Published by rrios on 19 Feb 2015

Survivor and Program Advocacy Policy Analyst

NOTE: To be considered for this position, a cover letter, resume and completed employment application are required. The application may be downloaded at Email documents to or Fax to 512-685-6397, Attn: Kate McAlister.                                                                                                         

 FLSA:  Exempt

Reports To:  Public Policy Manager

Approved By:  Public Policy Director

Date: 2-19-2015


I. Purpose & Summary of Position

The Texas Council on Family Violence is a statewide organization representing a network of domestic violence programs that provide direct services to victims and their families, and serves as the voice of victims at the state level while working with local communities to create strategies to prevent family violence.

The Survivor and Program Advocacy Policy Analyst supports the development and implementation of best practices for service provision to survivors of family violence, is able to leverage social media and other technologies in this work, and has strong program management experience.

II. Priority functions / Accountabilities

  • Respond in a professional manner to requests for technical assistance and consultations on topics including, but not limited to: safe use of technology, privacy and safety planning, compliance with the requirements of state and federal agencies and funders, best practices for service provision to survivors of family violence, data management.   
  • Project management of large-scale effort to streamline reporting mechanisms between service providers and funders.
  • Consult with staff, family violence programs, funders, and state and federal policymakers (legislative or regulatory) in response to requests for analyses, evaluations and opinions regarding implementation of family violence and related laws, rules or policies; actively solve problems with providers to ensure effective operating and management policies and procedures, utilizing interviews, professional experience and research, gathering, verifying and analyzing factual information and detail.
  • Contribute to the development of processes to monitor and analyze the effective implementation of laws, rules and policies affecting family violence programs and the services they provide.
  • Perform other policy-related activities individually or in coordination with the Team as requested by the Policy Manager and Policy Director.

III. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of advocacy services to survivors of family violence.
  • Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of domestic violence issues and circumstances faced by those experiencing domestic violence.
  • Comfortable using newer technologies such as apps and databases.
  • Experience leveraging social media tools to maximize awareness of key issues.
  • Ability to read, write and converse in English (Spanish in addition to English is a plus).
  • Strong and effective interpersonal and diplomacy skills to participate in, facilitate or lead teams to engage and/or partner with a wide variety of people and organizations.
  • Demonstrated skill in development and presentation of adult education programs.
  • Self-driven to work independently with minimal supervision and use  disciplined time management skills.
  • Ability to work within a team to offer support and collaborate on team projects.
  • Ability to respond with sensitivity and awareness to those with diverse cultural, ethnic, social backgrounds, values, attitudes, and languages.
  • Strong ability to give and receive feedback with openness and respect.
  • Self-starter, energetic, able to work independently, enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives and thrives in a dynamic environment. Utilizes agency’s resources responsibly.

IV. Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in human services or policy or related field or  any combination of related education and experience with a documented record of the ability to perform duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; and demonstrated ability to learn new software as needed.
  • Minimum of at least one year in the domestic violence movement.
  • Strong understanding of systems advocacy.

V. Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: Ability to travel, including some overnight trips. Requires occasional bending, stooping, lifting and carrying objects up to 25 pounds, with or without accommodations. Candidate must possess the emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations, such as: responding to complaints; handling difficult internal and external interactions; effectively working long and, at times, odd hours; maintaining a sense of humor throughout.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  The employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the Director Support to Service Providers and mission and philosophy of TCFV. 

Published by admin on 16 Feb 2015

BIPP Conference 2015

BIPP_logoJoin TCFV for the 12th Annual BIPP Conference. We will offer 12.25 CJAD approved hours with advanced workshops covering: Communications, Facilitation, Management, Prevention, and vital Legislative information. Register now to get the early bird special.

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Published by admin on 15 Feb 2015

BIPP Conference Afterhours Event

Round Rock Express LogoRound Rock Express vs. Memphis Redbirds

Friday, April 17, 2015
6:30 pm
Dell Diamond
Join TCFV in decompressing from a great first conference day. The Round Rock Express baseball team will host their season opener at the incredible Dell Diamond. TCFV has reserved special tickets just for BIPP Conference participants. There are a limited number of tickets so reserve yours now.

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Published by admin on 07 Jan 2015

Executive Directors’ Conference

FY15_ED_Conference_Logo February 9-10, 2015
Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark
4140 Governors Row
Austin, TX 78744


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