Houston Police Department

Victim Services Unit

Victim Services Unit | Investigation and/or Prosecution | Notice to Adult Victims of Family Violence | Phone Numbers | Questions & Answers | Rights of Crime Victims

Ensuring Compassionate Caring Services To Victims of Violent Crime 713-308-0080


The Mission of the Victim Services Unit is to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Houston by assisting victims and the families of the victims experiencing crime and trauma.


The Victim Services Unit of the Houston Police Department is dedicated to positively impacting the quality of life for the citizens of Houston by assisting victims, survivors, families, neighbors and businesses experiencing crime or trauma.


A Victim Liaison can assist victims and/or their families and will provide referrals based on the specific needs of each situation. The Victim Services Unit works closely with various social service and legal agencies within the city of Houston and Harris County, and is familiar with a wide variety of resources available.


Other Activities of the Victim Services Unit:


    • Informing victims of their rights
    • Notification and assistance in filing for Crime Victims’ Compensation
    • Information and referrals to area social service providers
    • Community awareness and presentations
    • Criminal Justice Support
    • Assistance with property return
    • Victim Advocacy

You may call the law enforcement agency's telephone number for the status of the case and information about victims' rights.


For more information, please contact the Victim Services Unit at 713-308-0080 or call the Crime Victim Services Division of the Office of the Attorney General at 1-800-983-9933 or visit their website at http://www.oag.state.tx.us/victims/cvc.shtml.

Informative brochure about Texas VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday).