Since 1987 October has been recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time where organizations across the country work to increase awareness of domestic violence and encourage individuals to join efforts to end the epidemic.
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) is proud to join in this recognition. Every year TRLA advocates work in conjunction with local domestic violence shelters to help victims escape their abusers, protect their families, and rebuild their lives. TRLA helps victims become survivors by aiding with legal issues including protective orders, divorce, and child custody matters. Last year, TRLA helped more than 400 victims of domestic violence with their civil legal issues.
According to the Texas Council on Family Violence, every year more than 100 Texas women lose their lives at the hands of domestic violence.