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family violence legal line
512-476-5770 (In Austin)
family law hotline
512-476-1866 (In Austin)
sexual assault legal hotline
512-225-9290 (In Austin)
Texas Advocacy Project provides free legal services statewide to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
Who We Are
Now in our 30th year of service, Texas Advocacy Project is a non profit organization working directly with victims, shelters, law enforcement agencies and courts across Texas to deliver effective legal services to Texans in need. Our services are free of charge and provide the type of long-term solutions which break the cycle of violence for thousands of Texans each year. We accept clients without regard to ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or county of residence. Further minimizing barriers to legal services, we have English and Spanish-speaking attorneys and utilize a language interpretation service available around the clock, allowing us to give legal advice in over 170 languages. The Project also employs a service for deaf callers.
How We Help
Legal help is one of the only services directly related to the national decline in domestic violence. Obtaining a protective order, for example, makes it 80% less likely the victim will be assaulted again. There are other non profit organizations out there providing legal services. But Texas Advocacy Project focuses only on cases involving domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. We specialize in helping victims who can't find help from traditional non profit service providers; they either don't qualify because of income requirements or the service providers are out of their reach because of cultural, language or geographic barriers. The Project offers a broad spectrum of legal services through the following programs: Free Legal Hotlines, Protective Order Packets, Emergency Protective Order Program, Assisted Pro Se Program, Teen Justice Initiative, Texas Justice Initiative, Legal Access Initiative, LGBT Initiative, and Technical Advocacy. We encourage you to click on the links under "Programs and Services" to learn more about each of these programs in further detail. The goal of all Project services is to allow victims to become survivors by putting long-term solutions to work in their lives.
Partner With Us
Abuse in Texas must end. But we can't fight it alone. We invite you to learn more about the issue of domestic violence and sexual assault in Project in providing a solution - by exploring our website. Click on any of our web links for more information on: Project programs and services, client vignettes, frequently asked questions, safety planning and community resources, partner agencies, access to our monthly e-update and bi-annual newsletter, and for information on how to get involved with the Project through volunteering or by becoming a part of our giving circles. Thank you for taking an interest in our cause to address, and ultimately end, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in Texas. If you or someone you know needs legal assistance to escape an abusive partner, please contact us on one of our toll free legal hotlines (listed at upper left of website). We hope you will become a part of the solution to end violence in Texas by becoming a part of Texas Advocacy Project.