Mission & History

We are a Powerful Team of Attorneys, Staff, and Volunteers

Decades of Commitment to Texans Living Free From Fear

Texas Advocacy Project works to empower the public and survivors of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in Texas through free legal services, access to the justice system, and education and prevention. Our vision is that all Texans live safely in hope and not in fear of abuse.

Texas Advocacy Project began in 1982 as a single hotline started by a group of young lawyers personally committed to freeing Texans from the fear of power-based abuse.  In the decades since, it has grown into a powerful team of well-trained lawyers with specialized knowledge in power-based abuse legal issues, and a survivor-empowering philosophy. Texas Advocacy Project has become a critical player and advocate for all Texans, supporting individuals directly on their own paths to freedom, and mobilizing a network of partners across the state to ensure that the legal system works fairly and efficiently for all survivors.

Texas Advocacy Project’s core power is in its legal expertise and experience dealing with power-based abuse.  It serves its clients primarily through advice and counsel, assistance with protective orders including MOEP’s, assistance in pro se matters, and direct representation. It also provides assistance with general civil issues that impact power-based abuse cases such as housing, employment, education, and immigration (where assault has occurred). Texas Advocacy Project extends it’s impact through a powerful network of partners and outreach that increases awareness and engagement, and brings together resources and support to ensure that survivors are able to live a new life, free from fear.


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