Is your child missing? Please contact 9-1-1 immediately and then Get Help Now.
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We have gathered helpful victim support resources and documents all in one place.
If your child or loved one is missing, request Texas Center for the Missing support services
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Victim Support Documents
Victim Online Resources
Houston Volunteer Lawyers is a non-profit service of the Houston Bar Association. They provide free legal aid to low-income individuals by connecting them with lawyers in the private bar who volunteer their time. They help with Family law, Guardianship, Estate Planning, Probate, Tax Disputes with the IRS, Landlord/Tenant Disputes, Homeownership, Consumer/Bankruptcy. They do not accept criminal, traffic, or fee-generating cases.
Lone Star Legal Aid provides free legal aide to low income families and victims, and is the fourth largest service provider of free legal aid in the United States. Lone Star Legal Aid serves 72 counties in Texas and four in Arkansas, an area that covers one-third of the state Texas, including almost 60,000 square miles from Texarkana, to the Louisiana-Texas Gulf Coast state-line, down to Matagorda Bay, and four counties of southwest Arkansas.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) – Victim & Family Support
Established in 1984, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is the leading nonprofit organization in the U.S. working with law enforcement, families, and the professionals who serve them on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children. The master-level trained mental health and child welfare professionals at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children work within the Family Advocacy Division to proactively help families, law enforcement, social service agencies and mental health agencies by providing a support network for child victims and their families.
Parents of Murdered Children, Inc.
Parents of Murder Children (POMC) provides support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while working to create a world free of murder through on-going emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy, and awareness. Membership is open to those who have been cruelly bereaved by the murder of a loved one. Professionals who are in frequent contact with grieving families are also welcome to join.
Take Root was established in response to a lack of direct services for victims of child abduction when they are no longer missing, and, an accompanying lack of data and testimony from victims upon which to build such services. Take Root provides the first and only ongoing aftercare support program available to victims of child abduction when they are no longer missing.
Texas Crime Victim’s Compensation Program
In 1979, the Texas Legislature passed the Crime Victims’ Compensation Act, creating the Compensation to Victims of Crime Fund and the Crime Victims’ Compensation (CVC) Program. The primary purpose of the Fund is encouraging greater victim participation in the apprehension and prosecution of criminals and reimbursing innocent victims for certain out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of violent crime. If you are a victim of violent crime, you may be eligible for benefits.
Texas Victim Resource Directory
This tool provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice helps community members find resources in Texas serving victims of crime.