Victim Services

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The Crime Victim Liaison with the Victoria Police Department assists victims of violent crimes through our Victim Assistance Program.  The goal of this program is to assist victims of crime; protect and advocate the rights of victims; provide resources and referrals in our area; and to prevent further victimization.  Victims are notified of their victim rights through our Victim Assistance Information Booklet which in most cases is provided by the responding officer at the scene of the incident.

Oftentimes, crime victims are unaware of what will happen next with their case, therefore the VPD Crime Victim Liaison is available to help answer those questions.  Our Crime Victim Liaison also provides case status; information about the criminal justice system; court and hospital accompaniment; and can assist in filing for Crime Victims’ Compensation through the Texas Crime Victims’ Compensation Program.

The Crime Victims' Compensation Fund is supported from fees paid by those convicted of a crime in the State of Texas.  The fund provides assistance for medical bills, counseling, lost wages, funeral expenses and other crime related expenses without any cost to taxpayers.

If you have questions about victims’ rights please contact the VPD Crime Victim Liaison, Wendi Duvall at 361-485-3758, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday or email: wduvall@victoriatx.org.

Below are resources in our area that can assist victims in dealing with any trauma experienced as a result of a violent crime.

Mid-Coast Crisis Center

(24 hour Hotline for Family Violence Victims)

361-573-HELP

361-573-4357

Hope of South Texas

(24 hour Hotline for Sexual Assault Victims)

361-573-3600

Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid (Victoria Office- 6502 Nursery Dr. #302)

Apply for Legal Aid

361-226-5542

888-988-9996

Adult & Child Protective Services (Victoria Office)

To Report Abuse 24 Hours a Day

361-572-8241

800-252-5400

Gulf Bend Mental Health Center 361-575-0611

Texas Attorney General's Office

Crime Victims Compensation

Information Regarding Compensation

Application for Crime Victims Compensation

800-983-9933

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Victim Services Division

800-848-4284

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Offender Information Search


VINE Link

(Victim Information and Notification Everyday)

From this same page you can Search and Register for the service which gives automatic notifications of changes in a suspect or offender's jail status and court events

877-TX4-VINE

877-894-8463

 

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