TCFV Public Policy team is a unified voice speaking to the Texas Legislature to support and create laws that will assist victims and survivors of domestic violence.
Each Legislative session, TCFV has a Legislative Agenda to highlight the laws that will affect the efforts of the domestic violence movement in Texas. One of our main goals is to get more involvement in the community with legislative issues that can help end the disastrous effect of abuse. If you are interested in volunteering or sharing your testimony on upcoming legislative issues with the state legislature or at the federal level, please contact us.
The Texas Legislature meets January through May, in odd numbered years. During the legislative session, the Texas Council on Family Violence advocates on behalf of Texas domestic violence programs and battered women in Texas. Between sessions, TCFV collects information from shelter advocates about what laws need to be changed in order to better serve battered women.
TCFV provides information on Welfare, Immigration and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). In addition, we conduct trainings on new laws and monitors how they are being implemented. For more information on these trainings, visit our Trainings Calendar or contact us.