Crime Victims Compensation

Arlington Police Department Victim Assistance Program
620 W. Division St., Arlington, TX 76011
817/459-5700

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Crisis Counseling/crisis intervention; information and referral; assistance with case status information; assistance with filing for victim compensation; community education and training on victimization issues; assistance with obtaining protective orders and magistrate's order of emergency protection; criminal justice system advocacy; court accompaniment transportation (to emergency shelter or court in some cases) and emotional support. 620 West Division Street, Arlington, TX 76011. Languages: Spanish. No fees. Main - 24 Hours (Front Desk Officer) 817/459-5700.

District Attorney Victim Assistance Program
Tarrant County
401 West Belknap, Ft. Worth, TX 76102
817/884-2740, 800/735-7989 TDD

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Support to the crime victim through notification and information about the criminal justice process. After a case is filed in our intake section, an initial contact letter is sent to the victim. Letters contain informational brochures, victim impact statement, crime victim compensation application or property restitution form as appropriate. Upon request, we aid with: docket listings; jail status; disposition information; referral to other social service agencies; and assistance in completing forms.

Eligibility: Referrals to the victim program are based on felony cases, filed and accepted with the District Attorney's Office, involving the offense of murder/homicide, sexual assault, assault with serious bodily injury, aggravated cases, and kidnapping; and misdemeanor cases involving the offense of assault with bodily injury, violations of protective orders and harassment. Crime Victim Compensation (some eligibility criteria administered by the state) provides possible payment of counseling, medical expenses, loss of wages and funeral expenses for victims of violent crimes who have suffered mental and/or physical injury. Languages: Spanish. Fees: None. 817/884-2740, 800/735-7989 TDD

Ft. Worth Police Department Victim Assistance Program
350 W. Belknap, Ft. Worth, TX 76102
817/392-4390
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The Fort Worth Police Department's Victim Assistance unit exists to provide assistance and support services directly to victims of crime. The primary functions of the victim assistance unit include:

  • Contact victims of Crime by letter or telephone to advise of their rights
  • Provide on-site crisis intervention to highly traumatized victims
  • Offer referrals and information on community resources to victims of crime
  • Assist crime victims with filing Crime Victim's Compensation claims
  • Educate crime victims on the criminal justice process and provide information on the status of their investigation

Languages: Spanish. Fees: None. 817/392-4390