TCFV also serves as the unified voice before the Texas legislature on behalf of family violence survivors and service providers to support laws that assist victims and survivors.TCFV’s three major focus areas are: Support to Service Providers: TCFV educates and trains victim advocates, criminal justice personnel, health care providers, faith communities, businesses, advocacy organizations, service providers and allied professionals in communities throughout Texas and the nation.These documents should be helpful to anyone working to address dating violence in schools.At the beginning of the 2007-2008 school year, Texas superintendents received policy update materials from the Texas Association of School Boards, which included guidance on the new code.Below are the 7 standards to ensure compliance with the code.While there are many ways to come into compliance with this new legislation we do not recommend one single program or curriculum to serve this purpose.
Lawmakers say they've been working on a policy like House Bill 8 or some version of it for the last nine years.“The bill has been a long time coming.
We host hundreds of local, statewide, and online trainings each year and answer thousands of technical assistance calls for family violence and battering intervention and prevention programs each year.
We’re committed to supporting every program in Texas with the expertise and materials they need to keep survivors safe and hold batterers accountable.
It's here now, but as we all know, our job is not finished.
Violence and the threat of violence are unfortunate, tragic realities for too many Kentuckians,” said Gov. Representative John Tilley says one in three women in the country will be victimized by stalking, rape, or some kind of violence.“It should all strike us that we still have a lot of work to do. We are now, no longer last but once again a leader because of a well-crafted bill,” said Rep. Until the bill passed, lawmakers say the only way a victim of dating violence could get protection, was to file a complaint, which would take weeks to months before it was even heard in court.