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Victim Resources

Get notifications on a defendant's custody status

877-894-8463 (option 2)

VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) provides basic jail custody information and will call you before a suspect is released from jail. Free of charge, completely confidential, and features multiple language support.

Help with the financial costs of crime

Toll-Free: 800-983-9933
In Austin: 512-936-1200

Crime Victim Compensation (CVC) Program - Texas Attorney General 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.

Help for victims of DWI

512-445-4976

24-Hour Victim Help Line: 877-MADD-HELP

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Victim Services provides emotional support and assistance in a variety of ways after a drunk or drugged driving crash, all at no cost to victims and survivors.

People Against Violent Crime

512-837-PAVC

Provides advocacy, criminal justice information, and assistance to victims of crime.

Austin Police Department Victim Services Division

512-974-5037

Provides crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, criminal justice support, assistance with Crime Victims Compensation, education, information, and referrals for victims of crime and trauma, individuals with mental illness, and witnesses.

Travis County Sheriff’s Office Victim Services Unit

512-854-9709

Assists with exercising your rights, maintaining personal safety, Crime Victim Compensation applications, referrals to community agencies, educational and emotional support throughout the criminal justice process, and crisis intervention.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Victim Services Division

800-848-4284

The mission of the Victim Services Division is to provide a central mechanism for crime victims to participate in the Criminal Justice System.

 

Family Violence Resources

Make a Safety Plan

A safety plan is a personalized, practical plan to improve your safety while experiencing abuse, preparing to leave an abusive situation, or after you leave.

SAFE Alliance

Call: 512-267-SAFE (7233)
Text: 737-888-SAFE (7233)

Provides 24/7 confidential SAFEline for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault/exploitation, and child abuse. Locally, they provide housing, support services, and prevention programs to stop the cycle of violence.

Williamson County Hope Alliance

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 1-800-460-7233

Williamson County organization to assist those whose lives have been affected by family and sexual violence by providing services and developing partnerships that lead to hope, healing, and prevention.

Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center          

512-396-4357

Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center (HCWC) offers free and confidential services to women, men, and children who are victims of family violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and child abuse who live, work, or attend school in Hays and Caldwell Counties.  Services are available in English and Spanish.

Asian Family Support Services of Austin

1-877-281-8371

Promotes abuse-free Asian communities through advocacy, support, awareness, and access to social services.

Texas Advocacy Project

800-374-4673

Texas Advocacy Project's mission is to prevent domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking throughout Texas by providing free legal services, access to the justice system, and education.

The Family Helpline

1-844-888-6565

Texas Legal Services Center helpline answers parents and caregivers questions about Child Protective Services (CPS) issues.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-7233
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information, and referrals.

 

Mental Health Resources

NAMI Central Texas

512-420-9810

NAMI Central Texas is a member of the largest grassroots mental health organization in the United States, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. They are dedicated to improving the lives of all individuals affected by mental illness through education, support, and advocacy programs.

Integral Care

24-hour Crisis helpline 512-472-HELP (4357)

Supports adults and children living with mental illness, substance use disorder, and intellectual and developmental disabilities in Travis County. Services include a 24-hour helpline, 24-hour Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT), ongoing counseling to improve mental health, drug, and alcohol treatment to help with recovery, and housing to regain health and independence.

 MCOT is made up of mental health professionals who help adults and children having a mental health crisis.

TCSO Crisis Intervention Team

512-854-3430

Travis County Sheriff’s Office Crisis Intervention Team is a group of specially trained deputies that respond to persons in a mental health crisis.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

24-hour Crisis Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

 

Legal Services

Texas Law Help

Provides free legal information online & court forms for simple civil legal problems in English and Spanish.

Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas

512-640-7747

VLS can help with civil matters only such as consumer, employment, family, housing, landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, expunctions and non-disclosures, probate, real property, and wills cases.

Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid

1-888-988-9996

Provides free services to low-income people who need help with civil legal problems including family, employment, foreclosure, bankruptcy, subsidized housing, farmworker, civil rights, environmental, survivors of sexual assault, foster care youth, and small business/non-profits.

Texas Legal Services Center

512-477-6000

Offers a variety of legal programs for veterans, family violence, elderly, cps, crime victims.

Legal Hotline for Texans

1-800-622-2520

Free legal help for Texans 60 years of age or older or Medicare recipients of any age who are calling about a Medicare matter.

Travis County Law Library

512-854-8677

Helps the Travis County community access legal information to help the courts advance fairness and equality in the justice system.

Texas Justice Court Training Center

Justice of the Peace Court Information Packets & Forms for eviction, small claims, and debt claim cases.

 

Other Resources

2-1-1 Texas

In Texas dial: 211

877-541-7905

Find information about resources in your local community. They can help with finding food or housing, child care, crisis counseling, or substance abuse treatment.

Austin Tenants Council

512-474-1961

Austin Tenants Council ensures housing stability by rectifying Fair Housing Act violations and empowering tenants to exercise their rights through mediation, advocacy, and education.

Texas Attorney General Consumer Protection Division

Consumer Protection Hotline: 800-621-0508

Protects Texas consumers by accepting complaints, filing civil cases in the public interest, and educating Texans on how to spot and avoid possible scams

Texas Abuse Hotline

1-800-252-5400

Secure website for reporting suspicions of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of children, adults with disabilities, or people 65 years or older. For response within 24 hours use the hotline.

Texas Sex Offender Registry Search

TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.5 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $10.39.

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