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Crime Victims Services


 

The Harris County Precinct 7 Crime Victims Assistance Program

 

The Harris County Precinct 7 Victims' Services Unit is here to work with victims living  and their families to ensure that all victims receive their rights as guaranteed by the Texas Crime Victims' Compensation Act, (Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Chapter 56).  

We are committed to providing to anyone living in the Greater Houston area:

  • High Quality Services
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Guidance
  • Support
  • Referrals
  • Compassion
  • Understanding

Under the Texas Crime Victims Assistance Act and Regulations, victims injured as a result of certain crimes, immediate family members of an injured or deceased victim and some witnesses may be eligible for financial assistance or benefits, such as:

  • Medical, hospital, physical therapy or nursing care
  • psychiatric care or counseling
  • Loss of wages due to medical treatment or participation in, or attendance at, the investigation, prosecutorial and judicial processes
  • Care of a child or a dependent
  • Loss of support
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Crime scene clean-up
  • Replacement costs for clothing, bedding, or property seized as evidence or rendered unusable as a result of the investigation
  • Loss of wages and travel to seek medical treatment
  • One-time relocation expenses for domestic violence victims or for those sexual assault victims attacked in their own residence

In the case of catastrophic injuries resulting in a total and permanent disability, the victim may be eligible for additional benefits for:

  • making a home or car accessible
  • job training and vocational rehabilitation
  • training in the use of special appliances
  • home health care
  • reimbursement of lost wages

Please note that losses due to property damage, theft or other property crimes are not eligible for reimbursement by the Crime Victims' Compensation Program.

 

Assistance

 

During this emotional and traumatic time of crisis, we know the last thing victims and or family members want to deal with are the financial burdens that have resulted from the crime. We also understand that mentally, one is not ready to handle the tasks of searching for counseling and legal services. Therefore, our staff will provide the following:

·         Referrals to victim support organizations

·         Assistance with the Texas Crime Victims’ Compensation Program

·         Explanation of law enforcement and judicial procedures

·         Prevention, awareness, and education of victimization

·         Crisis Intervention

·         Victim mediator

 

Help for Victims of Domestic Abuse

Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together, or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. If you are being abused or have a loved one who is being abused, get help. Do not ignore it. It will not go away. Keep in mind, you are not alone.  The Harris County Precinct 7 Victims Services Unit is dedicated to providing assistance to victims of domestic abuse.

 

The Harris County Precinct 7 Victims' Services Unit is here to work with victims living  and their families to ensure that all victims receive their rights as guaranteed by the Texas Crime Victims' Compensation Act, (Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Chapter 56). 

 

 

Ending Violence Against Women

 

The Harris County Precinct 7 Victims Services Unit is dedicated to making sure that any female that has been victimized gets the help she needs.  Please contact Precinct 7 Victims Services if you or someone you know has been a victim of any of the following:

 

Dating Violence

Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence

Emotional and Verbal Abuse

Human Trafficking

Sexual Assault and Abuse

Stalking

 

*Harris County Precinct 7 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and age.

 

Precinct 7 Victims Services Featured on Fox 26 News

http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/18230925/precinct-7-available-to-help-domestic-abuse-victims

Precinct 7 Victims Services on YouTube

http://youtu.be/PFRpN96n36Y

For more details regarding Precinct 7's Victims Services Unit, please call 713-643-6773.

  We are here to help!

Informational Links

Texas Crime Victim’s Rights

http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/victim/victim-billrights.htm

 

Victim’s Rights and Resources

http://www.oag.state.tx.us/victims/vict_rights.shtml

 

Domestic Violence and Abuse - Warning Signs and Symptoms of Abusive Relationships

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/domestic_violence_abuse_types_signs_causes_effects.htm

 

Identifying Warning Signs of Abusive Relationships – Prevention is Better than Cure

http://www.surviving-abuse.com/warning-signs-of-abusive-relationships.html

 

Effect of Domestic Violence on Children and Teenagers

http://www.findcounseling.com/journal/domestic-violence/domestic-violence-children.html

 

 
 
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