Victim Support Services

September 17, 2020

When DPS or another law enforcement agency is investigating a violent crime, Victim Support Services (VSS) functions to fulfill the statutory requirement to ensure that victims of violent crime receive the rights granted to them by law. Licensed behavioral health professionals are dedicated to providing culturally sensitive, trauma-informed services to individuals and families affected by crime in Texas; including department employees. Services may include: 

  • Crisis intervention
  • Counseling
  • Arrest notification
  • Criminal justice support and accompaniment 
  • Personal advocacy
  • Referrals
  • Safety planning
  • Assistance with applying for crime victims' compensation

To locate the Victim Services Counselor in your area, please visit Victim Services Counselors Regional Directory or call 512-424-2211

DPS Victim Support Services is an equal opportunity provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation.