Victim's Assistance

Roanoke Police Department’s Victims’ Services Unit

The Roanoke Police Department's Victims Services Unit provides crisis intervention, information and referral to community resources, assistance with Emergency Protective Orders, and help in applying for Crime Victims' Compensation. We do not provide counseling or therapy, but will refer you to a counselor or therapist at your request. Not everything you disclose is confidential since your police report is subject to open records requests. If you disclose intentions to harm yourself or anyone else or if you make disclosures about abuse to a child, disabled person or elderly person, we must make a report to the appropriate regulatory agency. We reserve the right to call any appropriate person or entity to prevent harm to you or to any third party. Decisions to follow up on referrals are up to the victim/witness. 

Our goal is to provide assistance for individuals who are victims of violent crime within the City of Roanoke by providing crisis assistance and criminal justice advocacy.

Victims' Services Can:  Victims' Services Cannot:
 Give information and referral to assistance agencies.  Give legal advice. 
 Help you apply for Crime Victims' Compensation.  Give you advice on Child Custody, Visitation, Support or Divorce. 
 Help you obtain an Emergency Order of Protection if the suspect is under arrest.  Extend an Emergency Protection Order or do a Two Year Protective Order for you. 
 Help you find placement in a shelter.   Be your spokesperson with other agencies. 

Victim Assistance Programs protect the rights of victims and provide services to the survivors of violent crime.  If you are a crime victim, there are laws and assistance programs established which strive to serve you with dignity and compassion.  The Victims' Assistance Unit can help you find ways to meet your needs and better understand your rights as a victim of crime.

For victim assistance contact Roanoke Police Department's Crime Victim Liaison, A. Davids, at 817-491-8115 or CVA@roanokepolice.com.

Crime Victim Resources   
Crime Victims' Clearinghouse 800-983-9933
Crime Victims' Compensation 800-983-9933
Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) of Denton County 866-875-1015
Child Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) of Denton County 940-243-2272
Denton County District Attorney Office - Victim Assistance 940-349-2600
Tarrant County District Attorney - Victim Assistance 817-844-2740
TDCJ Victim Services 800-848-4284
Texas VINE
(Victim Information and Notification Everyday)
877-894-8463

Hotlines  
Abuse & Neglect Hotline 800-252-5400
Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233
National Human Trafficking Resource Center
(NHTRC)
888-373-7888
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
(RAINN)
800-656-4673
Rape Crisis Hotline 817-927-2737
Runaway Hotline 888-580-4357
Victim Connect 855-4-VICTIM
855-484-2846

Direct Links for Information On:

Crime Victim Rights
Dealing with a Police Department
Family Violence and Protective Orders
FAQs about Family Violence
FAQs about Sexual Assault
Harassment and Stalking
Identity Theft
Sexual Assault