Mission & History

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

Decades of Commitment to Texans Living Free From Fear of Abuse

Texas Advocacy Project’s mission is 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 attorneys, staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors are committed to advancing our vision that all Texans live safely in hope, not fear of abuse.

Established in 1982 by a group of young lawyers, Texas Advocacy Project started as a legal hotline. In the decades since, TAP has evolved into an expert on legal issues affecting survivors. Today, our comprehensive approach includes both solutions and prevention and provides a range of legal and advocacy services proven to break the cycle of violence and get victims to safety. We provide effective legal solutions like protective orders, termination of abusers’ parental rights, child-custody modifications, as well as assistance with civil issues that maffect abuse cases such as housing, employment, education and financial empowerment. The Project extends its impact through a network of outreach and trainings to the public and those that work with survivors including: domestic violence and sexual assault shelters, judges, prosecutors, crime victim services personnel, legal advocates, medical professionals, universities and students.

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