October Is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One in four women and one seven in men experience domestic violence in this country. Unfortunately, reports of family violence are on the rise in Houston. The Houston Police Department reported that in 2018, domestic...

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we wanted to share the facts on sexual assault as a form of domestic violence. Perpetrators who are physically violent toward their intimate partners are often sexually abusive as well. Intimate partner sexual assault...

Overcoming Tragedy to Begin Again

In November of 2015, Andrea Thibodeaux came to AVDA seeking legal custody of her then two-year-old granddaughter, Audrey. Several months earlier, Audrey’s father had brutally murdered Audrey’s mother. Audrey’s mother had tried to protect herself and her daughter by...

AVDA Attorney Spotlight

  AVDA’s Legal Advocacy Program provides free legal representation in family law matters to victims of domestic violence in Harris and Fort Bend County courts. We have attorneys who are dedicated to obtaining protective orders, and others who focus on divorce,...
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