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Daniel J. Kindred

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Victim Services

The primary focus is alleviating the plight of victims,
especially as they encounter the criminal justice system.
Victims play a critical role in that system.  The Texas Constitution and statutes give victims rights that must be respected and upheld.
If you need assistance or have questions about Victim Services please contact

Dalia Arteaga


What I Won't Let Crime Do!

Crime can be very crippling


 I won't let it cripple LOVE,

I won't let it shatter my HOPE,

It cannot corrode my FAITH,

It cannot destroy PEACE,

It cannot kill FRIENDSHIP,

It cannot suppress my MEMORIES,

It cannot invade my SOUL,

It cannot steal ETERNAL LIFE,

It cannot conquer my SPIRIT.

So PLEASE...... Just pray for me and ALL other victims of violent crime.

What does the Lord require of you but TO DO JUSTICE, and to love kindness?

                                                                            Micah 6:8


Telephone Deposit Waived for Family Violence Victims

Victims of family violence in Texas can obtain a waiver of telephone deposit fees when establishing a new residence.  Rules issued by the Texas Public Utility Commission make Texas the first state in the nation to adopt this type of deposit waiver.

As of December 27, 2000, telephone companies are required to waive deposit for new residential telephone service to applicants who are determined to be victims of family violence.

"This is encouraging news for all victims of family violence who have begun to reestablish their homes after leaving an abusive relationship," said Bree Buchanan, Public Policy Director for the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV).  "Phone service is indispensable in establishing a safe home for a victim of family violence and her children.  These victims must have access to telephone services and the emergency response that it will summon," Buchanan explained.

Deposit fees can be waived after a family violence service provider or treated medical personnel verifies that the individual is a victim of domestic violence.  Ability to obtain the waiver does not depend on income.  Similar rules for waiver of deposit for electric service went into effect January 1, 2002.

For more information or for a copy of the waiver form contact TCFV or call them at (512) 794-1133.


Texas Department of Human Services Abuse Hotline



National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)


Texas VINE

Toll Free 1-877-TX4-VINE


Victim Information and Notification

Provides basic information on jailed suspects/offenders and their scheduled court events

Notifies registered users of changes in jail status and court events

Free service for crime victims and other concerned citizens

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in English or Spanish


Crime Victims Clearing House


Status notification of incarcerated offenders.


Bexar County Justice Center


Battered Women & Children Shelter



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