Getting help in Austin, Texas


No one deserves to be abused

It is a crime for any person to intentionally cause you any physical injury or threaten you with physical injury, even if that person is a member or former member of your household.

Effects of Domestic Violence

1. Each year an estimated minimum of 3.3 million children witness domestic violence.
2. Children from violent homes are at higher risk for alcohol/drug abuse and juvenile delinquency.
3. 90% of children are aware of the violence directed at their mother.
4. Older children may be hurt while trying to protect their mother.
5. Intants may be injured while being held by their mother when the batterer strikes out.
6. Children in homes where domestic violence occurs are 1500% more likely to be abused or neglected than the national average.

My family is experiencing violence...

How is it affecting my children?

Why is my partner hurting us?

What can I do?

Domestic Violence is not only a straight problem.

What happens when I call 911?

The Criminal Justice Process


If you feel that you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, there are many ways thaat you can get help in Austin, Texas: APD Victim Services Family Protection Unit

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