CRIME VICTIM INFORMATION
In the Victim Assistance Division, we will:
Provide you general information regarding the criminal justice system:
If you have never had experience with the criminal justice system, the process may be confusing. The Victim Assistance Division is available to help you understand how the system works. As your case moves through the judicial system the Victim Assistance Division is available to answer questions regarding the progress of your case.
Aid you in completing the Victim Impact Statement:
The victim Impact Statement is a detailed account of the emotional, physical and financial effects the crime has had on you, the victim and your family members. The office of the Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's Victim Assistance Division will provide you with this form and help you complete it, if necessary.
Aid you in preparing an application through the Crime Victim Compensation fund:
Victims may receive help in paying certain bills that are incurred as a result of a crime. The Victim Assistance Division can help you understand the requirements that must be met to be eligible for the Crime Victim Compensation Fund. If you meet the basic requirements my office will assist you in preparing the application of the Office of the Attorney General of Texas.
Refer you to various social service agencies:
There are many social service agencies that can help you in the aftermath of a crime. The Victim Assistance Division can help put you in contact with the agencies that may be able to help you.
Accompany you to court:
Whenever you must appear in court, someone from the Victim Assistance Division will be available to accompany you. Please ask for assistance.
Texas Crime Victim Rights and Rights of Victims of Juvenile Crime