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    Victim Services

    Victim Services Contact Information

    Criminal District Attorney’s Office
    Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center
    401 W. Belknap St
    Fort Worth, Texas 76196
    Phone: 817-884-2740

    Office hours:  7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

     

     

    As a victim of a violent crime, or as a close family member of a deceased victim, you have rights within the criminal justice system. You have a right to participate and be involved in the process.

    The Criminal Justice Process

    Our Victim Assistance Coordinators (VAC) help Tarrant County victims of violent crime navigate the complex criminal justice process with compassion and competence.  We assist victims in cases of assault, sexual assault, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, trafficking of persons, injury to a child, elderly or disabled individual, family violence and close family members of victims in death cases.  The VAC assigned to your case can help you in the following ways: 

    •        Inform you of your rights as set forth in the law
    •        Assist with safety planning and make appropriate referrals
    •        Assist with applying for Crime Victims’ Compensation
    •        Assist with completing the Victim Impact Statement
    •        Assist with applying for protective orders and other paperwork
    •        Accompany you to meetings with your prosecutor and/or to court
    •        Certify U-Visa in appropriate disposed cases U-Visa Information
     

    Information, Notification, Participation and Protection

    You have the right to be informed about the criminal case in which you or a loved one is a victim.  This includes receiving written information about the case, information about the process, court settings, plea arrangements and/or trial.  You have the right to speak to the VAC and the prosecutor assigned to your case.  

    To find a court setting, please click on the link below and enter the court or the defendant’s name. Court settings are scheduled by the individual court, not by the Criminal District Attorney’s Office.

    Tarrant County Court Settings

     


    Texas VINE
    (Victim Information and Notification Everyday)

    You have the right to be notified of a defendant's release from custody.  If the defendant in your case is arrested and booked into the Tarrant County Jail you can register to be notified should they bond out.  Texas VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) is a program through the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office that is designed to inform victims about the defendant’s jail status.  You can access this automated system to register by calling 1-877-894-8463 (TX4-VINE) or visit online at:

    www.vinelink.com

     

    Crime Victims' Compensation

    You have the right to apply for Crime Victims’ Compensation.  The Office of the Attorney General administers this program which can help pay for certain medical expenses, counseling, funeral arrangements and in some cases, rental and moving expenses. If you would like to apply you can request an application by calling 1-800-983-9933 or visit online at:

    www.oag.state.tx.us/victims/index.shtml

     

    Community Partners

    Victim Services maintain collaborations with the community partners below to assist victims:

    TARRANT COUNTY, TEXAS



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