Announcement: Annual Tree of Angels Honoring Victims of Violent Crime – Dec 5

People Against Violent Crime along with the Criminal Justice Community cordially invites you to join us for the 27th Annual Tree of Angels Honoring Victims of Violent Crime

Families and friends of a victim and survivors of a violent crime are invited to bring an angel ornament to place on two special Christmas trees and together we will remember families whose lives have been touched by violent crime.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 6:30 p.m.

Central Christian Church

1110 Guadalupe Street

Austin, Texas 78701

Reception immediately following the ceremony

No RSVP Required

PDF Invitation

Prior to the ceremony we are requesting all angels are identified by name (first … Full Article

Announcement: Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence – Advanced Leadership Training


Advanced Leadership Training Featuring National Domestic Violence Expert, Mark Wynn

Register today at:

Training sponsored by: Collin County Council on Family Violence

One of the nation’s leading experts in domestic violence will provide an exclusive training for local leadership within Law Enforcement. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and expand your response to domestic violence cases.

Training Overview:

Mark Wynn will present an overview of the dangerousness, complexity and liability risk to officers and departments when dealing with domestic violence. Utilizing existing case laws of “failure to protect” suits, this training will also help agencies manage liability within their departments. Further, Mr. … Full Article

Announcement: Joint Access Statement on Immigration

The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) and the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) stand together with our member programs across the state to promote the health and safety of all individuals, families and communities.

The long standing fear among immigrant communities, and people of color whose citizenship is called into question, has significantly grown in the face of recent state and national directives targeted at immigrants. Valid fears, enforcement actions, and deportation leaves families with irreplaceable voids and diminished community trust. As the statewide coalitions against domestic and sexual violence we know that these increased vulnerabilities create dangerous barriers to lifesaving supports and services for victims of sexual & domestic violence. We are also critically aware that justice and … Full Article

Announcement: Register for July Webinars!

Upcoming Webinar Opportunities

Please note: these webinars were originally presented in May of 2017. The demand for these webinars meant many were unable to register, so they are being repeated.  No new information has been added to either webinar. If you previously attended these webinars, please do not register again, in order to allow others an opportunity to view them. 

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Wende Hilsenrod at

Title: A Glimpse into the Myths, Realities and the Culture of American Human Trafficking

Date: July 18, 2017 

Time: 10:00-11:30 AM, Central Standard Time 

Presenter: Wende Hilsenrod 

Webinar Description: 

This training will address the dynamics of control that bind a … Full Article

Out Now: 2017 Spring Newsletter

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As you may have heard, TAASA is excited to host four engaging events, including the National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) the week of June 6-9, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Special thanks to all contributors who provided great information in this issue, including Zoila Rizzo for her article in Spanish!

Download the Spring newsletter to peruse articles written specifically for conference attendees. We look forward to seeing everyone in June. Want More? Check out other recent newsletters!

Visit to check registration info, schedules, and more. Conference registration closes May 16, 2017.

Announcement: ONE WEEK to Register for Conference!

nsac-taasa-2017Registration for the 2017 National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) closes on Tuesday, May 16th. If you haven’t registered, you have one final week to register for the opportunity to attend this amazing conference!  

We envision this year’s conference as a place for people in the anti-sexual violence movement, and beyond, to gather and collectively move the needle – to push beyond “courageous conversations” and into CRITICAL ACTION.  The time is now to recognize the intersections in our work and take deliberate, conscious steps to eradicate sexual violence at its roots, while we continue to forge and refine … Full Article

Announcement: Register for a Free Webinar this Month!

Register Below

This is just a reminder about an upcoming webinar opportunity May 31, 2017. Look it over and register if you’re interested! If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Wende Hilsenrod at

Title: A Glimpse into the Culture, Myths and Realities of American Human Trafficking

Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Time: 10:00-11:30 AM (Central Time)

Presenter: Wende Hilsenrod

Webinar Description:
It is important to understand the types of control and type of trafficking a victim was involved in. Embedded in these dynamics are the myths, realities, culture, and triggers that affected the victim and can keep them chained to the pimp. Having this knowledge can give Advocates, Law Enforcement and the Criminal Justice system … Full Article

Announcement: Conference Registration Closes After May 16

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Access conference schedules, registration rates & hotel info at

May 16th is the last day to register for TAASA’s annual state conference and the National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) in Dallas, Texas. 

Get Empowered this June

TAASA looks forward to making the prevention of sexual violence in Texas, and across the country, a central focus of our state conference (June 6) and the National Sexual Assault Conference (Jun 7-9). If you are passionate about moving beyond courageous conversations into critical action in the anti-violence field, this conference is for you!

Efforts to address sexual violence require a multi-pronged approach and we want you included … Full Article