Getting help in Austin, Texas


The Criminal Justice Process

Goals of Judicial Intervention in Domestic Violence Cases:

1. To stop the violence
2. To protect the victim
3. To protect the children and other family members
4. To protect the general public
5. To uphold the legislative intent that domestic violence be treated as a serious crime, and to communicate that intent to the defendant and the victim
6. To hold the offender accountable for committing the violent behavior - and for stopping it
7. To rehabilitate the offender
8. To provide restitution for the victim

Investigative Services Links:

Austin Police Department (APD)
Travis Country Sheriff's Office

My family is experiencing violence --
I would like to --
the Criminal Justice Process

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Legal Services Links:
Travis County Attorney's Office
Travis County District Attorney's Office
Legal Aid of Central Texas
Women's Advocacy Project

Social Services Links:
APD Victim Services
TCSO Victim Services
SafePlace: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survival Center
Austin Child Guidance Center

Additional Resources:

Domestic Violence Hotlines and Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Violence Against Women Office

Violence Agaianst Men and Women

Family Violence Awareness Page

Husband Battering

Child Abuse:

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information

Prevent Child Abuse America

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect

Child Abuse Yellow Pages

Family Violence

Child Abuse

Traffic Accidents and Fatalities

Legal Support and Information