The Crime Victim's Liaison exists to support victims of crime as well as ensuring family members are afforded the rights granted victims, guardians or close relatives of deceased victims by Subdivision (4), (6). and (9) of Article 56.02 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.
To review Articles 56.01 and 56.02, visit the Crime Victims' Rights page.
Crime Victims Compensation Program
The Texas Crime Victims Compensation Program The Crime Victims' Compensation Program is administered by the Office of the Attorney General and is dedicated to ensuring victims receive every possible assistance. The Crime Victims' Compensation Program is a financial assistance program that helps eligible victims of crime with certain expenses related to the crime.
Money for this program comes from court costs paid by criminals and deposited by each Texas county into the Crimes Victims Compensation Fund. It is a "payer of last resort" after primary sources of payment have been exhausted, such as:
- Auto insurance
- Health insurance
- Texas Workers' Compensation
For more information about the Crime Victims Compensation Program or to obtain an application, you may contact our Crime Victim Liaison, Andrew Thomas.