Mission & History

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

Texas Advocacy Project's Core Values are:


Texas Advocacy Project’s mission is to end dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in Texas. Texas Advocacy Project empowers survivors through free legal services and access to the justice system, and advances prevention through public outreach and education. Our attorneys, staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors are committed to advancing our vision that all Texans live free from abuse.

Established in 1982 by a group of young lawyers, Texas Advocacy Project (TAP) 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 affect abuse cases such as housing, employment, education and financial empowerment. Texas Advocacy Project serves ALL Texans without regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, immigration status, or any other distinction. TAP 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.


Our Last Year in Review & 2020 Annual Report

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