Texas State Plan to Address Family Violence: A Survey of Existing Services
Busch-Armendariz, Noël Bridget
Cook Heffron, Laurie
This project originated with a 2001 mandate by the Texas Legislature directing the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (then Texas Department of Human Services) to develop and maintain a plan for delivering family violence services. The Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (IDVSA) at The University of Texas at Austin was commissioned by the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) to collect information from service providers across Texas regarding the geographic distribution of core and additional support services, underserved populations, emerging initiatives, and the cost of providing these services. In collaboration with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the Texas Council on Family Violence, IDVSA conducted a comprehensive survey to include all service providers in Texas; 88 (of the 90 providers targeted) are included in this report. This report aims to share the results of this survey, in hopes of providing guidance to the planning process for future family violence services in Texas.