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Domestic Violence Victim Advocates Ask For More State Services Funding
Advocates for domestic violence victims want full funding of state services for victims, and they were at the capitol Wednesday delivering thousands of postcards from victims and organizations about the need for increased support.
Last year the Texas Council on Family Violence reported 102 women were killed because of domestic violence, ranging from 16 to 78 in age.
"We've got a long way to go though in changing the culture of violence that, unfortunately, is all too common in this society," says State Sen. Jane Nelson, District 12 (R-Flower Mound).
The council released its agenda for the legislature with six items, which include making it easier for victims to get restraining orders and penalizing suspects who convince victims not to testify against them.