Frequently Asked Questions
Teen Justice Initiative
Client of the Teen Justice Initiative
(In reference to coming to Texas Advocacy Project as a teenager needing a Protective Order against her abusive boyfriend.) I feel that my family and myself are safer. I no longer want to be in that [dangerous] position and I don't want to be scared of someone who is supposed to love me. I just want to say that my attorney Bronwyn Blake is my hero, she is the best, and if I can I would like to tell my story & encourage other teens to do and make the right decision. (Name withheld to protect the confidentiality of the client.)
Collaborating with groups working on domestic violence, sexual assault, and youth issues to increase awareness of teen legal rights among young people, parents, schools, and the community;
Providing free and confidential legal advice and referrals to victims of teen dating violence in Texas and legal representation to minors seeking protective orders.
This program develops best practices for providing legal services for Texas youth.
For more information about Teen Dating Violence,
check out our site for teens: Teen Dating Violence
and our site for parents: Parents
OR download helpful materials from Texas' Teen Dating Violence Tool-kit
(under "Resource Center: Website Links")
Click here for more information on Youth Rights in Domestic Violence
To request a presentation, please contact the Teen Justice Initiative Director
at (512) 225-9579.
For free legal advice, call our Dating Violence Legal Line 1-800-374-HOPE