Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Local Experts Give Insights on Domestic Violence

Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

By George Slaughter Local experts on domestic violence said no template exists for a typical abuser, and that cases can evolve into something dangerous. The three experts—Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan, Katy Christian Ministries Crisis Center Director Susan Hastings, and Katy Police Detective Angelica Salinas—shared their insights as Katy observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. Misperceptions of Abusers Domestic violence has misperceptions around it. Fagan said one in four women are affected by […]

Paxton Calls Attention to Domestic Violence on Go Purple Day

Attorney General Ken Paxton

For the seventh year, on October 21, 2021, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and the OAG employees participated in the Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) Purple Day event. Every year, OAG employees are encouraged to “Go Purple” in support of survivors and to raise awareness and take a stand against domestic violence. “It is a sad reality that many Texans don’t feel safe at home, and I am extremely proud of the effort my office takes to […]