Tow truck drivers join law enforcement officers in helping domestic violence victims find way out, restart lives

Authorities announce effort that aims to help domestic violence survivors with way out, resources to restart their lives (KPRC 2)

HOUSTON – Are you looking for a way out of an abusive or harmful situation or know someone who is? There is help.

Constable Alan Rosen and Harris County Pct. 1 launched the “Tow Away From Domestic Violence” initiative to help those wanting to start a new life.

Rosen said domestic violence in Harris County has been on the rise since the pandemic, with one in three women experiencing physical or sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner. Sadly, many victims feel as if they are trapped with no options.

Tow truck companies throughout Houston have partnered with the department to help bring awareness and resources to those needing help, providing access to a “Ready Kit” to help them along the way, according to a release.

Participating tow truck drivers will tote a decal stating they are against domestic violence and will carry bags that have much-needed resources, such as clothing, hotel and food vouchers and information for free legal assistance.

“This is Domestic Violence Month and we need to do more as a society to stamp out this terrible, terrible situation,” Rosen said.

Watch the full press conference below:

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