Crime Victim Liaison Program

Being the victim of a crime can be a very traumatic experience. This is particularly true for victims of violent crimes. Victims are faced with financial difficulties, a confusing court system, and possible emotional problems. A Crime Victim Liaison can assist crime victims by alleviating the psychological and emotional trauma incurred as a result of a crime and assist crime victims with the following services.

Victim's Assistance Services

The Victim Assistance Program exists to provide assistance to crime victims and their families. Services provided include:
  • Crisis counseling/short term counseling
  • Criminal justice support
  • Criminal justice system information
  • Referral to assigned detectives
  • Status of case information
  • Information & referral to local social service providers
  • Notification & assistance in filing for Crime Victims’ Compensation
  • Assistance with evidence return
  • Personal advocacy
  • Training to law enforcement, community groups and other agencies

Crime Victim's Compensation

Crime Victims’ Compensation is a division of the Attorney General’s Office. The program reimburses innocent victims of violent crime for some out-of pocket expenses they suffer as a result of these crimes:
  • Offenses of Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Homicide
  • Kidnapping
  • Aggravated Robbery
    • Motor Vehicle-Related Crimes
    • Other violent crimes in which the victim suffers physical or emotional harm or death
    Learn more about Crime Victims’ Rights through the State of Texas Attorney General’s Office.

    Protective Order

    A Protective Order can deter violence and provide law enforcement and courts additional authority to intervene in family violence cases but it is not a shield that truly stops the next violent act from occurring. If you are in the process of a divorce, your private attorney must assist you in filing for a Protective Order. The Protective Order can supersede any other court orders currently in place. Law Enforcement can enforce a violation of this Order.

    For more information, contact the District Attorney Protective Order Unit 817-884-1623.