Family violence is a crime that affects all communities in Texas, the nation, and across the world. Various factors have an effect on family violence. Commonly, lower social-economic families suffer more from family violence related matters. However, family violence is not restrained to families, it also occurs between dating couples as well. This is why Texas created the “dating violence” law in Texas. Dating violence is looked as a form of family violence and can be just as deadly if not controlled. Forms of family violence include neglect, verbal violence, physical violence, and sexual violence.
If you or a loved one you know is suffering as a victim of family violence, there are resources available for you and them.