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Strangulation Elevates Consequences of Domestic Assault

Domestic violence in Texas falls into one of three categories: domestic assault, aggravated domestic assault, and continuous family violence. According to Tex. Penal Code Ann. §22.01, domestic assault is (1) intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person, (2) intentionally or knowingly threatening another person with imminent bodily injury, or (3) intentionally or…
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Holidays at Home Can Spell Trouble

Post Written By Brooke Price According to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, family violence reports increase on average 2.7% during the holiday season.  However, the number of hotline calls drops dramatically. Call volume decreases on average 53% on Christmas Day and 30% on New Year’s day. With the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) keeping us…
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Domestic Violence Law Applies to Women Too!

When we think about domestic violence and abuse, we generally see women as the victim in a violent relationship.  In fact, according to the NCADV, 1 in 4 women are physically abused by an intimate partner in their lifetime. However, anyone can experience domestic violence or family violence. With COVID-19 continuing to rise and social…
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Prevent Domestic Violence Situations by Managing Stress

The coronavirus has altered lives in ways that few people could have ever anticipated. Americans are grappling with job loss, being forced to stay home, and are homeschooling their children, compounding our difficulties in these unprecedented times. Unfortunately, these hardships are creating an environment where domestic violence can occur more often. Williamson County intake prosecutors…
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As People Emerge From Quarantine, so too do Accusations of Domestic Violence

Texans are finally emerging from stay-at-home orders after being isolated for a month or more. In the wake of couples being forced to stay at home with each other, intake prosecutors in Williamson County say they’re filling a high number of domestic violence cases. Accusations of domestic violence should be taken seriously and investigated to…
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Domestic Violence on the rise with COVID-19 quarantine

By Brooke Price Economic stress, job uncertainty, trouble finding childcare, and weeks of social distancing create situations for anxiety and tension. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, relationships with loved ones are being challenged in new ways. Officials in cities with high numbers of reported cases are anticipating, and in some places seeing, a rise…
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DV Shelter Concerns Will Not Fade Away in Williamson County

Last October, KTBC-TV reported a Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) report showing 157 women killed in domestic violence homicides in Texas in 2015 was the largest amount the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization has seen since they began keeping record. That same month, KXAN-TV reported that Hope Alliance, the only domestic violence shelter in Williamson County,…
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