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Daniel J. Kindred

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Domestic Violence
 
 

NATIONAL HOTLINE

1-800-799-SAFE

 

       Danny obtained a grant under Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in the
   beginning of 2010 and hired a team consisting of an attorney and investigator they are:
                 Assistant District Attorney Kanon Lillemon and Investigator Debra Aguilar
                      To contact them click on their name or call (830) 741-6187
 

 

 
Southwest Family Life Centers, Inc.
 
"To provide comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence, their non-violent family members, victims of sexual assault, and to provide general services to the community."
 
Medina County
Office: (830)426-5972  Hotline: (830) 426-5131
 
Uvalde County
Office: (830) 278-1067
 
 
 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:

A PERSONAL SAFETY PLAN

DURING AN EXPLOSIVE INCIDENT

• If there is an argument, try to be in a place that has an exit and not in a bathroom, kitchen, or room that may contain weapons.

• Practice getting out of your home safely. Identify which doors, windows, elevator, or stairwell to use.

• Pack a bag and have it ready at a friend’s or relative’s house.

• Identify one or more neighbors you can tell about the violence and ask them if they can call the police if they hear a disturbance coming from your home.

• Devise a code word to use with your children, family, friends and neighbors when you need the police.

• Decide and plan where you will go if you ever have to leave home.

• Use your instincts and judgment. In a dangerous situation, placate the abuser if possible, to keep him or her calm.

REMEMBER: You Do Not Deserve to be Hit or Threatened

WHEN PREPARING TO LEAVE

• Open a checking account or savings account in your own name.

• Leave money, an extra set of keys, copies of important documents, and extra clothes and medicines in a safe place or with someone you trust.

• Get your own post office box.

• Find a safe place where you and your children can go or a person who can lend you money.

• Always keep the shelter phone number and some change or calling card on you for emergency phone calls.

• If you have pets, make arrangements for them to be cared for in a safe place.

REMEMBER: Leaving Your Batterer is the Most Dangerous Time

WITH A PROTECTIVE ORDER

• If you or your children have been threatened or assaulted, you can request a Protective Order from your local District or County Attorney.

• Always keep your Protective Order with you.

• Call the police if your partner violates the Protective Order.

• Inform family members, friends, and neighbors that you have a Protective Order in effect.

• Think of alternative ways to keep safe if the police do not respond immediately.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE SAFE

Remember, you do not deserve to be hit or threatened. You are not alone.

IN YOUR OWN RESIDENCE

• If you stay in your home, lock your windows and change locks on your doors.

• Develop a safety plan with your children for when you are not with them.

• Inform your child’s school, day care, etc., about who has permission to pick up your child.

• Inform your neighbors and the landlord that your partner no longer lives with you, and that they should call the police if they see him/her near your home.

• Never call the abuser from your home; he/she may find out where you live. Never tell the abuser where you live.

• Request an unlisted/unpublished number from the telephone company.

ON THE JOB AND IN PUBLIC

• Decide who at work you will inform of your situation. Include the office building security (if possible, provide them with a picture of your batterer).

• When at work, if possible, have someone screen your telephone calls.

• Have someone escort you to and from your car, bus, or train.

• If at all possible, use a variety of routes to come and go from home.

WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE

IDENTIFICATION

• Driver’s License

• Birth Certificate

• Children’s Birth Certificates

• Social Security Cards

FINANCIAL

• Money and/or credit cards (in your name)

• Checking and/or savings account books

LEGAL PAPERS

• Protective Order

• Lease, rental agreement, house deed

• Car registration and insurance papers

• Health and life insurance papers

• Medical records for you and children

• School records

• Work permits/Green Card/Visa

• Passport

• Divorce and custody papers

• Marriage license

OTHER

• Medications

• House and car keys

• Valuable jewelry

• Address book

• Pictures and sentimental items

• Change of clothes for you and your children

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/Sheriff: 911

National Domestic Violence Hotline:

800-799-7233 or TDD 800-787-3224

Texas Women’s Advocacy Project - Family Violence Hotline: 800-777-3247

Texas Department of Human Services Abuse Hotline:

800-252-5400

Texas Legal Services Center:

888-343-4414

CRIME VICTIMS’ COMPENSATION

Post Office Box 12198

Austin, Texas 78711-2198

1-800-983-9933 (state-wide)

1-512-936-1200 (in Austin)

1-512-936-1800 (FAX)

The Safety Plan is a Publication of the ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS

 
 

Helpful Links

Texas Counsel of Family Violence

Texas Advocacy Project

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Victim Services Division

Texas Association Against Sexual Assault

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

 

 

 

 

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