Who We Are

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

Texas Advocacy Project's Core Values are:
INTEGRITY • COURAGE • INNOVATION • EMPOWERMENT

      

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 & 2021 ANNUAL REPORT

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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION STATEMENT

Texas Advocacy Project, Inc. (TAP) is dedicated to creating an inclusive culture regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or any other distinction. We believe our mission and vision are most effectively fulfilled with staff and Board that is reflective of Texas’ diverse communities.
 

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POLICIES & PROCEDURES

Our commitment to inclusiveness and diversity is evident in our organizational policies and procedures, and embedded in our strategic plan.

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LEADERSHIP & BOARD

Our commitment starts at the top with our Chief Executive Officer, Board Chair, and Board of Directors. The Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce is central to the success of TAP’s Board of Directors and is responsible for overseeing long-term plans for shaping and achieving the Board of Directors’ diversity goals, including reflecting the rich diversity of our clientele and the population of Texas.

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EMPLOYEES

Our recruitment, hiring, and job training practices reflect a commitment to diversity and creating a welcoming space for all. We foster a workplace that respects each individual, and seeks and values diverse perspectives.

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CLIENTS

TAP serves ALL Texans without regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, immigration status, or any other distinction. We create and implement programs using our awareness of cultural differences.