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Volume I • Number V
Letter from Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott
Dear Advocates:
October is observed as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and I thank all of those in the crime victims' community for your commitment and your compassion for domestic violence survivors. You restore hope where hope has been stolen. At the same time, you protect hope by working to prevent domestic violence....

New Crime Victims' Compensation Application
New Crime Victims' Compensation (CVC) applications are available for distribution and on the OAG website. After each state legislative session, the Office of the Attorney General and the Crime...

OAG Address Confidentiality Program
With increased public access to personal information, there is a rising need for address confidentiality for victims of family violence, stalking, and sexual assault. Fearing for their safety, many...

Expect Respect: Taking an Ecological Approach to Prevention
SafePlace's Expect Respect Program engages all members of the school community in preventing dating violence and promoting healthy relationships. We offer a menu of services to participating...

Tools for Helping Texas Teens
Young women ages 16 to 24 are most likely to be victims of dating violence (US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics). Unfortunately, many of the tools we have to help victims are...

One Teen's Experience Escaping Abuse
I got my first real boyfriend when I was in the seventh grade. He was everything I had wanted in a first boyfriend. He told me how beautiful I was and how much he loved me. He was great....

Advice for Advocates: Protecting Teen Victims
We can all remember…the excitement of that first crush, having someone really like you, wondering what it was like to be 'in love,' and that time when hormones meet adrenalin … and it can be...

Texas Teen Page
Recognizing that students are critical to school safety, the OAG has developed and launched the Texas Teen Page. This interactive and comprehensive online Web community...

Pseudonym Form for Victims of Family Violence
The Office of the Attorney General has developed a pseudonym form for victims of Family Violence as directed by Chapter 57 B of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Confidentiality of...

Dating Violence
Texas teenagers are experiencing dating violence at alarming rates, according to the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV). In March 2006, with the support of the Office of the Texas Attorney...

New Law Addressing Dating Violence in Schools: What You Can Do
According to a statewide survey, 75 percent of 16 to 24 year-old Texans have either personally experienced dating violence or know someone who has. This statistic highlights the importance of...

Putting an End to Teen Dating Violence
The Travis County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) launched its campaign to bring awareness of teen dating violence in June 2006. The TCSO recognized that teen victims of dating violence were on the...

Lessons Learned
My daughter, Jennifer Ann Crecente, died 18 months ago. She was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. She was shot in the back of the head, execution-style, with a sawed-off shotgun loaded with birdshot....

Crime Victim Services Division Legislative Highlights
A summary of legislation that impacts the Crime Victim Services Division (CVSD):SB 157, HB 1042, SB 1580, SB 74, HB 1751...

New Office on Violence Against Women Web Resource
In conjunction with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Office on Violence Against Women is launching their new Web resource...

Bexar County Family Justice Center
The Bexar County Family Justice Center opened its doors on August 1, 2005. This exciting and challenging journey began in January, 2004, following the announcement of available federal...


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