Victims of violent crime in Texas have various rights under the Texas Constitution.
The District Attorney's Office Victim/Witness Coordinators contact
victims and witnesses and coordinate the services that are available for
them. The Coordinators inform victims and witnesses about the case,
obtains information that is used during the prosecution, assists in the
application for compensation, and ensures fair treatment through the
criminal justice process.
information about victim's rights, contact the Victim/Witness
Coordinators for the Williamson County District Attorney's Office, at
(512) 943-1234. In addition, information is available through the
Texas Crime Victim Clearinghouse at (800) 848-4284.
Victims of violent
crime also may qualify for reimbursement of a financial loss under the
Texas Crime Victim's Compensation Act. This program is administered
Office of the Attorney General at (800) 983-9933.
The Williamson County Crisis Center, DBA:
Hope Alliance, provides counseling and housing for victims of family
violence and sexual assault. The Crisis Hotline provides access to
information and services at (800) 460-SAFE.
especially vulnerable and deserve special protection. At the Williamson
County Children's Advocacy Center (WCCAC) children have a safe place to
report abuse. Upon referral by police or social workers, interviews are
conducted in a comfortable home designed for children. This means that
the children are not frightened by the investigative process and don't
have to repeat their statement to police, prosecutors, and social
For more information, click on the CAC link.