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  • 27 Nov 2012 5:15 PM | Michelle Richter

    Tree of Angels Events Across Texas & Oklahoma Now Posted on TVSA Calendar!

    The Tree of Angels event recognizes that the holiday season is a particularly difficult time for crime victims and their families whose lives forever have been touched by violent crime and is often a poignant reminder of the loss of a loved one or lives changed through the senseless violent act of another.  This special event honors surviving victims of crime and their families and will include special musical selections and the lighting of candles signifying Hope, Peace and Healing. 

    Families and friends are invited to bring an angel ornament to place on a special holiday Christmas tree.  This ceremony and the agencies represented support all victims of crime with compassion and assistance to recover from their trauma, pain and sorrow.  The Tree of Angels event originated in 1991 in Austin by People Against Violent Crime and the concept has led to 34 similar events throughout Texas.  

  • 27 Sep 2012 9:07 PM | Michelle Richter

    Your Voice can make a difference!

    Immediate Action…..Protest the Parole…


    The victim’s family members and friends are seeking your help with writing a “protest letter”. Protest Letters may be emailed or faxed to help keep Benito Vicente Lazarine in prison for as long as his sentence dictates, “18 years”.


    What You Can Do!???


    Go to the MEMBER-ONLY section & read the blog to read the case study and find out what you can do to help!

  • 05 Jul 2012 11:49 AM | Michelle Richter

    The TVSA Board has a bittersweet announcement for the membership. Our Association Director, Kathy McCarrell, has accepted a position in California, and will be leaving us in July. Kathy has done a terrific job for the association and she will be greatly missed.

     The Executive Committee has appointed Stephanie Books as Interim  Association Director beginning August 1st. Stephanie is a long time member of TVSA, having served as President and in other leadership positions which enable her to provide continuity to the programmatic and operational aspects of our organization. Kathy and Stephanie have already begun collaborating to ensure a smooth transition. We would like to wish Kathy the best of luck in her new position, and hope you'll join with us in welcoming Stephanie back to working with us at TVSA to meet your needs as a membership organization.

  • 12 Jun 2012 6:17 PM | Michelle Richter

    Hello Everyone,

    We have been making some improvements on various parts of the website so please explore the blog, new employment opportunities and upcoming events.

    You will notice that the "Links" Page is currently under construction. In an effort to serve you better we will be expanding this section. This is where you can help us. Send the communications chair a couple of links to agencies in your region that you feel are instrumental in serving victims. We will keep you posted concerning the pages new upload.

    Thank you,

    Michelle Richter - Communications

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