The former Women’s Advocacy Project is now the Texas Advocacy Project. The name change is due to a change in focus — from helping female victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, to a broader mission of providing a full range of legal services to victims regardless of gender. Here is their explanation:
Women’s Advocacy Project Marks Its 25th Anniversary with a Name Change
In celebration of this milestone, we have changed our name to more accurately reflect our diverse client base, as well as our statewide presence. As of March 1st, 2007 we are Texas Advocacy Project. Please join us in embracing this exciting new chapter in the history of our organization.
The Project is a statewide, nonprofit, legal organization that promotes access to justice for Texans in need. Started in 1982 as a legal hotline, the agency has evolved over the years into a leading service provider in the field of family law, particularly where it pertains to helping survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. We now provide a full range of legal services to victims of these crimes across the state of Texas.
The organization is staffed by attorneys, legal advocates and social workers with specialized knowledge and experience in legal issues related to family violence. Program attorneys provide individualized legal advice, prepare and send legal documents for litigation or other purposes, and maintain on-going relationships with clients across the state through statewide toll-free legal hotlines.