Your county or district attorney has primary jurisdiction to pursue alleged violations of the law in your community. Accordingly, we recommend that you consider relaying any concerns to the appropriate county or district attorney.

Victims and their families may also receive information on offender custody and court status by registering with the Texas VINE system in participating counties. See the Victim Notification page for more information.

State Resources


2-1-1Texas is a service of the Health and Human Services Commission's Texas Information and Referral Network.

Child Abuse

Report Child or Elder Abuse or Neglect to the Department of Family and Protective Services at (800) 252-5400 or contact the Texas Abuse Hotline.

You can find information about Children's Advocacy Centers at For information about the court-appointed advocate program for abused or neglected children, visit Texas CASA.

Family Violence

For assistance regarding family violence visit the Texas Council on Family Violence or the Texas Advocacy Project.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

For information and assistance regarding drunk and drugged driving visit MADD.

Sexual Assault

For information for victims of sexual assault visit The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault and the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.

Texas VINE

Victims can register with Texas VINE for updated about offender custody and court status.

National Resources

General Information

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime provides information and referrals for all victims of crime, including information for international crime victims and all states' crime victim compensation programs. You can find additional information through the US DOJ.

The National Center for Victims of Crime and National Organization for Victim Assistance provide references and referrals for all types of crime victims, ranging from sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence to identify theft and white-collar crime.

The Office on Violence Against Women provides helpful information and referrals for all women victims of crime.

Child Safety 

Visit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to report information on an Amber alert or for information on internet safety.

Contact the Cyber Tip Line at (800) 843-5678 to report instances of child sexual exploitation on the internet including child pornography, online enticement of children for sex acts, molestation of children outside the family, sex tourism of children, child victims of human trafficking, and unsolicited obscene material or threats sent to a child on the internet.


The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims, and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. Call them toll-free at (800) 656-HOPE (4673).


The National Center for Victims of Crime, Stalking Resource Center provides helpful information for victims of stalking. 

Parents of Murdered Children

For support and assistance to family and friends of homicide victims, including on-going emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy, and awareness, visit POMC has many local chapters throughout Texas and the country.

Security on Campus

For information about crime victim assistance for crimes occurring on a college or university campus and what to do if you become a victim of campus sexual assault, see the Clery Center.