Texas Bar donates to SAFE-T Center

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MOUNT PLEASANT — SAFE-T Crisis Center removes legal barriers to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault thanks to the Texas Bar Foundation.

A generous donation from the Texas Bar Foundation will help more than 40 victims of domestic violence or sexual assault to obtain the court orders necessary for their and their children’s protection.

“This will allow us to provide legal services to victims of domestic violence who otherwise could not afford the fees that our legal system generally requires,” said Ryan Shriver, executive director at SAFE-T Crisis Center.

Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $20 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation’s largest charitably-funded bar foundation.

“We are so grateful for the opportunity afforded to us through the Texas Bar Foundation to provide the excellent representation to victims of domestic violence that they deserve, without the burden of expense to the client,” said Deni Goebel, legal program director.

Legal services are available to SAFE-T clients who live in Camp, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar, Morris, Red River and Titus County.

“Every victim deserves to be protected,” said Shriver. “It is our goal to find the resources to help everyone we can, and this donation is making that possible.”