The awareness of the emotional, physical and financial needs of victims of violent crime led to the development
of these services in 1994. Many victims do not have knowledge of, or access to, resources needed for their
recovery from the trauma of a crime. Victims are usually overwhelmed and confused by the judicial system and
may be afraid to cooperate by pressing charges or testifying in court.
CVS provides these victims with services including:
•Assistance filing for Crime Victims' Compensation through the Texas Attorney General's Office
•Crisis and long term counseling
•Information and referral resources in serving area
•Accompaniment for legal proceedings
Crime Victim Services works collaboratively with other local victim service organizations to provide smooth access
to community resources. Services provided to victims and their families are free of charge.