The awareness of the emotional, physical and financial needs of victims of violent crime led to the development of Crime Victim Services in 1994. Many victims do not have knowledge of, or access to, resources needed for their recovery from the trauma of a crime and can often times be overwhelmed and confused by the judicial process.
Our mission is to provide services with compassion and respect for victims of violent crime to help them understand their options, minimize their trauma, and stabilize their lives.
Who is a victim?
A victim is an individual who suffers physical or mental harm as a result of criminally injurious conduct, such as:
- Physical assault
- Sexual assault
- Vehicular assault and reckless driving
- Child physical and/or sexual abuse
- Elder abuse
- Hate crimes
- Adults molested as children
Advocates serve victims of crime and their families from the following counties through our offices in Corpus Christi, Kingsville, and Aransas Pass:
- Jim Wells
- Live Oak
- San Patricio
How we can help...
Crime hurts victims AND their loved ones. Family members of crime victims can also suffer loss of income, fear and anxiety, and stress-induced physical problems. If you or someone you love has been hurt by crime, there is help. We can provide the following services:
- Trauma reduction therapy for victims and their families
- Assistance with Crime Victims' Compensation benefits
- Accompaniment and support during trials and hearings
- Information and referral to community resources
- Comprehensive follow-up services
- Assistance in accessing other services
Our services are free and confidential, available in English and Spanish, with reasonable accomodations offered.
Crime Victim Services is accredited for Crisis Response and Information Services through the Council on Accreditation.