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This toolkit tells you about getting a protective order to protect you from someone who has been violent or threatened to be violent. FORMS ARE INCLUDED.
This toolkit tells you about getting a protective order to protect you from someone who sexually assaulted you. FORMS ARE INCLUDED.
This toolkit is designed to help you understand what you can do when dealing with human trafficking issues—and what help is available. This toolkit was written by American Gateways (and contains information from other organizations too).   
This article provides information on protection from violence and abuse and what to do if you are assaulted. This article is excerpted from a booklet written by Texas Association Against Sexual Assault.  
This article explains, for survivors of domestic abuse, where to learn about the Texas criminal justice system. It is adapted from a brochure created by the Texas Council on Family Violence.
This article provides information on civil suits and survivors rights. This article is excerpted in whole from a pamphlet by Texas Association Against Sexual Assault.  
This article provides information about children who are victims of domestic violence, as well as other information. This article was provided by The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) .
The handbook linked to here is intended for lawyers. It is not written for those who are not lawyers. It is offered as a source to guide your legal research into various domestic violence, stalking, trafficking and sexual assault issues. If you have questions please consult a lawyer or contact a live chat specialist on...
This article provides information on reporting abuse or neglect to Child Protective Services. This article was written by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and the CPS Family Helpline for Strong Families & Safe Children.  
  This article provides information on the investigation phase when dealing with Child Protective Services. This article was written by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and the CPS Family Helpline for Strong Families & Safe Children.  
This article provides information on the investigation phase when dealing with Child Protective Services. This article was written by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and the CPS Family Helpline for Strong Families & Safe Children.  
This article provides information on the Child Protective Services removal process. This article was written by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and the CPS Family Helpline for Strong Families & Safe Children.    
This article provides information on the conservatorship phase of dealing with Child Protective Services. This article was written by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and the CPS Family Helpline for Strong Families & Safe Children.  
This article provides information on the final hearing, dismissal, extension and monitored phase of dealing with Child Protective Services. This article was written by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and the CPS Family Helpline for Strong Families & Safe Children. Adapted from the Texas Young Lawyers Association DFPS...
This article provides information on Child Protective Services and termination of parental rights. This article was written by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and the CPS Family Helpline for Strong Families & Safe Children.  
This video was created by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas. It addresses family violence issues that come up during the COVID-19 crisis. The questions below are excerpted from the video.  This article was last updated on April 13, 2020.  
This article tells the ways to apply for compensation if you are a victim of a crime. Specifically, it provides the application and more. This article was written by the Office of the Attorney General.
This article tells how the Texas Crime Victims' Compensation Fund helps victims and their families pay for the financial cost of a crime. Specifically, it lists the requirements, who is eligible and more. The material is excerpted from the website of the Office of the Attorney General.  
This article tells you about getting divorced when there has been family violence. It was compiled from several different sources, including the National Domestic Violence Hotline. 
This article explaining variations on domestic violence was written by Montgomery County Women's Center.