Victim Assistance Program 

Serving the cities of NRH, Haltom City, Richland Hills, and Watauga

A crime can have multiple and lasting impacts on an individual and their family, not only physically, but emotionally, financially, legally, and relationally. These and other constraints may hinder people victimized by violence or crime in understanding and utilizing the criminal justice system, exercising their rights under the law, and accessing services necessary for recovery.

The North Richland Hills Police Department's Victim Services Program is dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate services to support victims, family members, and witnesses in the aftermath of a violent crime. Our goal is to reduce the short and long-term effects relating to the traumatic experience of victimization.

Victim's Assistance Services

We work closely with victims and their families to provide the following:

  • Assistance in applying for and filing Crime Victims' Compensation (CVC) claims
  • Assistance in evidence return
  • Assistance obtaining Emergency and Permanent Protective Orders
  • Court accompaniment for Permanent Protective Order hearings and Grand Jury subpoenas
  • Criminal justice support and advocacy
  • Crisis intervention, crisis counseling, and counseling referrals
  • Notification of victim rights
  • Referral to appropriate social service agencies for financial and legal assistance
  • Safety planning, including referrals to family violence shelters

Note: Assistance for those victimized by violence or crime is provided free of charge.

To learn more about our program view our brochure. 

Crime Victim's Compensation

Crime Victims’ Compensation is a division of the Attorney General’s Office. The Crime Victims' Compensation (CVC) Program helps crime victims and their immediate families with the financial costs of crime. CVC covers crime-related costs such as counseling, medical treatment, funerals, and loss of income not paid by other sources.  

Learn more about Crime Victims’ Rights and apply for CVC through the State of Texas Attorney General’s Office.

Protective Order

A Protective Order can deter violence and provide law enforcement and courts additional authority to intervene in family violence cases but it is not a shield that truly stops the next violent act from occurring. If you are in the process of a divorce, your private attorney must assist you in filing for a Protective Order. The Protective Order can supersede any other court orders currently in place. Law Enforcement can enforce a violation of this Order.

For more information, contact the Tarrant County District Attorney Protective Order Unit 817-884-1623 or visit the Tarrant County Protective Order Questionnaire website.