38TH Judicial District Attorney's Office
Daniel J. Kindred
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
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 friends or relatives 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 childs 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
Childrens Birth Certificates
Social Security Cards
Money and/or credit cards (in your name)
Checking and/or savings account books
Lease, rental agreement, house deed
Car registration and insurance papers
Health and life insurance papers
Medical records for you and children
Work permits/Green Card/Visa
Divorce and custody papers
House and car keys
Pictures and sentimental items
Change of clothes for you and your children
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
800-799-7233 or TDD 800-787-3224
Texas Womens Advocacy Project - Family Violence Hotline:800-777-3247
Texas Department of Human Services Abuse Hotline:
CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION
Post Office Box 12198
Austin, Texas 78711-2198
1-512-936-1200 (in Austin)
The Safety Plan is a Publication of the ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS
This site was last updated 09/28/12