Felony Victim Services
Misdemeanor Victim Services
Crime Victims in Texas Have a Right to:
- Be protected from further harm or threats for cooperating with prosecution efforts
- Have the victim's safety considered in the setting of bail
- Information about relevant court proceedings
- Information about a defendant's right to bail and the procedures in a criminal investigation and in the criminal justice system
- Provide pertinent information on the impact of the offense to be considered at the time of sentencing and parole
- Information about the Crime Victims' Compensation Program
- Information about parole procedures and to be notified upon the release of the defendant
- Be provided with a separate and secure waiting area for witnesses at a trial
- Prompt return of property held as evidence when it is no longer required
- Have employer notified if testimony requires absence from work
- Have counseling regarding acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS/HIV) if the offense creates the need
- Be present at all court proceedings related to the offense, subject to judge's approval
- Information and an explanation of these rights
| If you feel afraid:
||Trust your instincts!
|Have a Safety Plan.
|Know Where to Get Help.
|A Protective Order may be helpful as well.|