Crime Victims Assistance Services Program

The mission of the Crime Victims Assistance Program is to insure the rights of, and provide services to all victims and witnesses of violent crimes.  The Crime Victims Assistance Program seeks to alleviate the psychological and emotional trauma incurred as a result of violent crimes and to assure that the victim/witness will be treated with fairness, dignity and compassion

Services

  • INFORMATION AND REFERRALS
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE SUPPORT; Including information regarding the court process, the name and number of the assigned investigator, and information on the status of their police investigation.
  • NOTIFICATION OF, AND ASSISTANCE IN, FILING FOR AND RECEIVING, CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION BENEFITS.
  • PERSONAL ADVOCACY, ASSISTANCE WITH PROPERTY RETURN.
  • COORDINATION WITH THE INVESTIGATOR, ASSISTANCE WITH PROBLEMS ARISING IN/OR FROM INTERVIEWS, AND OTHER APPEARANCES OF VICTIMS/WITNESSES.

HOTLINE NUMBERS

Child & Elderly Abuse 800-252-5400
Family Law 800-777-3247
National Domestic Violence 800-799-7233
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault 512-474-7190
Texas Council On Family Violence 800-525-1978
Texas Crime Stoppers 800-252-8477
Texas Runaway 888-580-4357
Texas Rural Legal Aid 800-369-0574

ANGER MANAGEMENT

Comprehensive Therapies 800-369-0574

CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

Child Protective Services 800-252-5400

CLOTHING

WARM     (After 10am) 936-372-5173
Focusing Families 979-826-0000
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal 979-826-2525

CRIME PREVENTION ASSISTANCE

Constable Duke Shariff-Bey 979-826-7635

Crime prevention Specialist

 Hempstead PD 979-826-3332
Crime prevention Specialist
To be announced – Prairie View PD 979-857-3521
To be announced – Prairie View PD 979-857-4313
 Waller PD 936-372-2525

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCACY

Katy Christian Ministries – Domestic Abuse Center 281-391-4357

COUNSELING

Comprehensive Therapies
24hrs Call line for help, Counseling for entire family, Safe Escapes for victims for victims when they are at counseling

GW Counseling Programs & Guidance Service 281-451-6616
Pastor Mark Kremer, M. DIV- Faith United Church 979-826-4662

Certified Faith Based Counselor has offered individual and martial counseling from a Christian perspective for over 10 years.  He has a limited of appointments available each month.

LEGAL ADVICE

Women’s Advocacy Project- Family Violence Legal Line 800-374-HOPE

SUPPORT GROUP

Faith United Church 979-826-4662

Women Strengthening Women- meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month at 7pm.  Outreach which seeds to encourage, support and build up women who have gone through the struggle of divorce, abuse, loneliness, fear or the struggle that comes from trying to balance family, life and work.

DRUG & ALCOHOL COUNSELING

Austin Alcohol & Drug Education 832-721-5925

TDH licensed outpatient care for adolescents and adults.  Groups held weekly as well as individual sessions.  Residential treatment referrals available.

Residential and treatment for adolescent males between the ages 13-17.  Drug and Alcohol treatment, on school site, family sessions & safe
environment.

FOOD ASSISTANCE

Angel Food Ministries 979-826-4662

Faith United Church has brought Angel Food Ministries to Waller County so that all residents of the area, regardless of income, can get top quality food and deeply discounted prices.

Emergency Monthly Food Assistance to families in Royal ISD.

MARRIAGE & FAMILY COUNSELING

COMPREHENSIVE THERAPIES 979-826-6700
DR. RICHARD MCWHORTER 713-922-4420
GW COUNSELING PROGRAMS & GUIDANCE SERVICES 936-857-3749
Mental Health Services to Children & Families in Crisis 281-261-0083
FAMILY SERVICES OF GREATER HOUSTON

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

Fort Bend Family Health Center

Primary Care Services done on a Sliding Payment Scale.

ADVOCACY

Katy Christian Ministries Sexual Assault Center

Non-Emergency 281-391-5262
24-Hour Crisis Hotline 281-693-RAPE

Free and confidential services for children, teenagers, adults and other friends and family members:  Crisis counseling, access shelter referrals; accompaniments to hospitals, courts and law enforcement agencies; help in understanding the legal system; appropriate referrals within the community; support groups; education and outreach services, training opportunities for professionals.

LEGAL ADVISE

Women’s Advocacy Project- Sexual Assault Legal Line 888-296-SAFE(7233)

SUPPORT FOR PARENTS OF SEXUAL ABUSED CHILDREN

To be determined

Support group for parents of sexually abused children.

HELP FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

Non-Emergency 281-391-5262
24-Hour Crisis Hotline 281-693-RAPE

Free and confidential services for children, teenagers, adults and other friends and family members:  Crisis counseling, access shelter referrals; accompaniments to hospitals, courts and law enforcement agencies; help in understanding the legal system; appropriate referrals within the community; support groups; education and outreach services, training opportunities for professionals.

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