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Created by: Will Wood, Keerthana Chakka, Karlyn Tunnell, Christine Park, Courtney Ann Prestwood, and Melissa Reynoso

Stay safe out there! We will be going over resources and options for keeping you and your children safe staying safe around strangers and new environments.

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Family Violence Program

  • Promotes self-sufficiency, safety, and long-term independence of adult and child victims of family violence and victims of teen dating violence

  • Through a network of service providers, the program provides emergency shelter and support services to victims and their children, educates the public, and provides training, and prevention support to various organizations across Texas.

Support Services Provided by the Family Violence Program
  • Temporary 24-hour shelter: State funded centers to provide short-term emergency residence for survivors of family violence 24 hours a day, every day of the year

  • 24-hour hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233) A telephone number answered 24 hours a day, every day of the year, by trained volunteers and employees who provide survivors of family violence with

24-hour hotline provides:
  • Immediate intervention through safety planning.
  • Understanding and support.
  • Information about shelter center services.
  • Referrals to other service providers.
  • Legal assistance: Services to help people understand and learn about legal needs, legal rights and options, available support and court accompaniment.
  • Assistance in obtaining medical care.
  • Emergency transportation.
  • Training for and help seeking employment.
  • Other services.
Who is DCAC?
  • Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC) is a group that our student organization works and volunteers with.
  • The mission of the DCAC is to investigate, prosecute, and provide healing services for child abuse cases in Dallas County.
  • They reduce the re-victimization of the child, remove barriers to investigation and treatment, and enhance criminal prosecution with our distinctive multidisciplinary and united approach to these complex and severe cases.
  • They are national and international leaders in the Children’s Advocacy Center movement, recognized for their expertise in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of child abuse cases; cutting-edge clinical services and programs for victims and their non-offending family members; and community and professional training programs.
  • Find out more at dcac.org/what-we-do!  

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