Texas After Violence Project


In 2009, the Human Rights Documentation Initiative (HRDI) partnered with the independent, Austin-based nonprofit organization, Texas After Violence Project (TAVP), a human rights and restorative justice project that studies the effects of interpersonal and state violence on individuals, families, and communities. It's mission is to build a digital archive that serves as a resource for community dialogue and public policy to promote alternative, nonviolent ways to prevent and respond to violence. The HRDI is working with TAVP to ensure the long-term preservation and access of its digital video testimonies, transcripts and organizational records.

Please note that many of these interviews contain descriptions of violence. Although the content itself is not visually graphic, the material may still be upsetting to some viewers. For more specific details about an interview's content, please refer to its abstract.

NOTE [Sept. 2017]: We are re-structuring our online collection. Many of our interviews are available below; if there is a specific interview you are looking for, please use the search function, as it may not currently be accessible in the categories listed below.  

Texas After Violence Project Collection