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This article provides information on early lease termination in the event of a sexual assault, the documentation needed, and whether you can break a lease if sexually assaulted. This article was written by Texas Association Against Sexual Assault and can also be found here.
This article provides information about sexual assault exams. The material is excerpted from this article by the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault.  
This article tells you what sexual assault protective orders are and who can get one. This article was written by Advocates for Victims of Crime (AVOICE) at the Texas Legal Services Center. 
When dealing with the issue of sexual assault it is important to remain safe. This article contains links to useful safety planning for victims and/or survivors of sexual assault. 
This article is an introduction to Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation ("SLAPP") lawsuits and the Texas Citizens Participation Act.
This article provides information on stalking and terroristic threats. This article is reproduced from the Crime Victims division of the Texas Attorney General's office.   
This article answers common questions about human trafficking and T Visas. It was written by American Gateways.
Texas does not have legal separation, so this article explains how to protect your legal rights when you are not, for whatever reason, ready to divorce.  
This article tells you about your rights, under Texas law, to break a lease if you are the victim of family violence. This article was written by Texas Legal Services Center.   
This handbook contains a link to a publication that tells you about what child abuse is whether it is emotional, physical, sexual abuse, or neglect. It also tells you about how to report it. This publication is written by the Texas Young Lawyers Association. 
Immigrant survivors of domestic abuse can apply for VAWA relief.  
This article tells you about what happens after you get a Sexual Assault Protective Order. This article was written by Advocates of Victims of Crime at the Texas Legal Services Center.