The Victim Assistance Division may be contacted at 210-335-2105.
Provide General Information Regarding the Criminal Justice System
If you have never had experience with the criminal justice system, the process may be confusing. The Victim Assistance Division is available to help you understand how the system actually works. As your case moves through the judicial system the Victim Assistance Division is available to answer questions regarding the progress of your case.
Aid in Completing the Victim Impact Statement
The Victim Impact Statement is a detailed account of the emotional, physical and financial effects the crime has had on you, the victim and your family members. The office of the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's Victim Assistance Division will provide you with this form and help you complete it, if necessary.
Aid in Preparing an Application Through the Crime Victim Compensation Fund
Victims may receive help in paying certain bills that are incurred as a result of a crime. The Victim Assistance Division can help you understand the requirements that must be met to be eligible for the Crime Victim Compensation fund. If you meet the basic requirements our office will assist you in preparing the application to the Office of the Attorney General of Texas.
Refer Various Social Service Agencies
There are many social service agencies that can help you in the aftermath of a crime. The Victim Assistance Division can help put you in contact with the agencies that may be able to help you.
Accompany You to Court
Whenever you must appear in court, someone from the Victim Assistance Division will be available to accompany you. Please ask for assistance.
Court Ordered Restitution
When a defendant is convicted, the Court may order restitution be paid as a condition of probation or parole and, in some cases, may create a judgment lien on behalf of the victim. The court may order restitution for any loss and it is not limited to violent offenses as is the Compensation Fund. It is important that you assist law enforcement in gathering information concerning your individual loss and give that to the investigators and assistant district attorney's handling the offense. Our office will present the information to the court at the time of trial and seek to obtain the court order for you.
Aid in Returning Property Involved in a Criminal Case
If your property has been held as evidence in a criminal case our office can assist you in regaining possession of your property.