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Ready to learn even more about the 2019 Texas State Plan? Contained in this page are the detailed reports from five distinct research teams all working towards a collective goal: creating access to services for all survivors in Texas. 

Each of these research teams produced an individual report that outlines the methodology, process, findings, and recommendations from their particular area of the State Plan. TCFV’s Executive Summary pulls together collective research and findings, as does this website, from all the research teams to present a holistic picture of Texas for survivors of family violence.

Blueprint for Safer Future: Creating a State Plan to Support Survivors of Family Violence

Provides all of the findings related to the availability of services at Texas family violence programs and a thorough assessment of the unmet needs of survivors of family violence who have accessed services at a Texas family violence program. Includes county-level data modeling. 

Leila Wood, PhD, MSW, Bethany L. Backes, PhD, MSW, MPH, Maggy McGiffert, MA, Alexander Wang, MS

Understanding the Needs of Non-service Seeking Survivors (Survivors Accessing Healthcare Services)

Offers findings related to family violence survivors who have accessed healthcare services but have never accessed services at a Texas family violence program.


Rachel Voth Schrag, PhD, LCSW

Access to Services among Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence

Provides findings related to immigrant survivors of family violence who have never accessed services by surveying both immigrant survivors and services providers that primarily serve immigrants. 

Laurie Cook Heffron, PhD, LMSW 

Support Needs among Young Adult Female Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence in Texas

Offers findings related to young adult female survivors of intimate partner violence who have never accessed services at a Texas family violence program.  This was accomplished through a secondary data analysis of an on-going longitudinal study about adolescent and young adult IPV 

Jeff Temple, PhD & Yu Lu, PhD 

Understanding the Needs of Underserved Communities in Texas

This is the technical report that examines the barriers and needs of traditionally underserved populations.  This was accomplished by analyzing a series of stakeholder in-person listening session and spotlight calls facilitated by Texas Council on Family Violence.  The groups that were included in the analysis were four identity-specific groups (African American, Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx, and LGBTQ), one victimization-specific group (Human Trafficking), one location-specific group (Rural), and one service-specific group (Mental Health). 

Josephine V. Serrata, PhD & M. Gabriela Hurtado Alvarado, Ph.D. & Alesha Ignatius Brereton, PhD 

TCFV State Plan Team:  

Molly Voyles, Elyssa Schroeder, Alexandra Cantrell, Gloria Terry, Linda Phan 

TCFV also hosted a series of webinars to offer more in-depth information on the State Plan. Find the webinars below to watch.

Physical Presence Chart

Agencies were asked to report what level of services are available in each county that they serve. This will show when and how often a family violence center is physically open in a county and in what form.

Chapter 51 Services Chart

Agencies were asked to report on core emergency services, as defined by Chapter 51 of the Texas Human Resources Code, that they offer in each county they serve. These core services are the ones required of all family violence shelter and nonresidential centers funded through Texas HHSC’s Family Violence Program.  

Housing Beyond Shelter Chart

Agencies were asked to report what housing options, beyond emergency shelter, they have available and accessible to survivors.

Additional Support Services Chart

Agencies were asked to report on the other critical services survivors often identify needs including child care support, transportation, immigration assistance, and mental health services.

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Austin, TX 78716

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