Information for Victims
The National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 21-27, 2013. The TDCJ Victim Services Division participates in the organizing of events held in Austin, Texas. These events include: the Suzanne McDaniel Memorial Tree Planting; a screening of Heaven’s Rain; and the Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Ceremony, which will be livestreamed. For more information, to watch the livestream or to guarantee a seat at any of these free events, click here.
The TDCJ Victim Services Division is pleased to announce that the Texas Victim Assistance Training (Online) is
now available. Click here for more information.
We are pleased to announce that victims registered on our confidential database now have the option to
receive notification via email. Click this
link to request
our new email notification service.
Our Contact Information
The hotline hours [(800) 848-4284 or (512) 406-5900 in Austin] are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. Please leave a voicemail during non-business hours and we will return your message.
General E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Confidential Victim Notification
The system provides over 80 points of possible notification, regarding several phases of an offender’s incarceration and the parole review process.
Victim's Role in the Parole Process/How to Submit Information
Instructions on how to submit protest or other information and request to meet with the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles during an offender’s parole review.
Texas Crime Victim Clearinghouse (TxCVC)
A clearinghouse of information for victims/survivors and victim advocates.
Victim Offender Mediation/Dialogue (VOM/D)
A victim-initiated and victim-centered program that allows a victim/survivor to request a meeting with the offender responsible for their victimization. This process involves a preparation phase and a possible person-to-person meeting. Victims or surviving family members may consider this service for a multitude of reasons and may also request to conduct a creative alternative mediation, which are typically not an in-person meeting.
Victim Assistance Resource Directory
A list of national, state and local resources. Local resources are categorized by the Texas county(ies) they serve.
A brochure that answers frequently asked questions about restitution.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to FAQ’s for Victim Services Division’s programs.
Resources and Tips
Information regarding crime victims’ rights, extension of protective orders, how to work with the media, restitution, safety planning, and other information.
Links to national and state organizations.
Victim Services Division
TDCJ Victim Services Division.