AUSTIN, TX – Glenn D. Stockard, Executive Director of the Eastland County Crisis Center has been appointed to the Task Force to Address the Relationship between Domestic Violence and Child Abuse and Neglect, established by Senate Bill 434 during the 82nd Texas legislative Session. SB 434 specifies the composition and required representation of the task force and defines its purpose to examine this relationship and develop policy recommendations addressing the issues resulting from than relationship.
The responsibilities of the task force include the developing a report detailing the activities of the task force as well and providing any findings or recommendations, including propose policy recommendations and best practice guidelines. This report is du to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the House, and the appropriate committees of the Senate and House of Representatives by September 1, 2012.
The report will be based on an analysis of the findings and recommendations from other organizations such as the National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges Family Violence Department and the American Bar Association and reports and testimony from individuals, local agencies, community based organizations and other public and private organizations.
SB 434 was authored by Senator Jane Nelson of Flower Mound. “Senator Nelson has a long history of being a strong supporter of family violence victims and victim services programs as well as child welfare issues,“ says Stockard. “I am honored to have been selected to participate as a member of this task force as it is a reflection of our organizations and our community’s efforts to provide comprehensive services,” Stockard continues.
Glenn Stockard also serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas Council on Family Violence and the statewide Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence Planning Committee.
About the Eastland County Crisis Center
The Eastland County Crisis Center, Inc. has been providing services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims since 1994 as the Crime Victim Assistance Center. The CVAC’s mission is to provide services that are designed to meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of domestic violence and sexual assault and child abuse victims by
providing immediate, short, and long-term assistance. The agency is focusing on the occurrence of domestic violence and sexual assaults continuing to increase, which in turn verifies a need for comprehensive services.
The agency has three facilities with the headquarters office in Eastland and an outreach office maintained in Breckenridge and the Eastland County Children’s Advocacy Center in Eastland. The agency provides a full range of services (immediate, short, and long-term) during normal business hours which are from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Victim(s) can receive the same services after normal business hours through our 24-hour hotline and volunteers.