Victim Assistance Program

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:
  • Crisis counseling/short term counseling
  • Criminal justice support
  • Criminal justice system information
  • Referral to assigned detectives
  • Status of case information
  • Information & referral to local social service providers
  • Notification & assistance in filing for Crime Victims’ Compensation
  • Assistance with evidence return
  • Personal advocacy
  • Training to law enforcement, community groups and other agencies

Crime Victim's Compensation

Crime Victims’ Compensation is a division of the Attorney General’s Office. The program reimburses innocent victims of violent crime for some out-of pocket expenses they suffer as a result of these crimes:
  • Offenses of Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Homicide
  • Kidnapping
  • Aggravated Robbery
    • Motor Vehicle-Related Crimes
    • Other violent crimes in which the victim suffers physical or emotional harm or death
    Learn more about Crime Victims’ Rights 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 District Attorney Protective Order Unit 817-884-1623.