How do I apply?

Every law enforcement agency and prosecutor's office in Texas is mandated to provide victims of crime with information about the Crime Victims' Compensation Program application for benefits. When contacting these agencies, please ask for the victim assistance liaison or coordinator, who can provide assistance in completing the application. Hospitals and medical centers may also have applications and materials.

Applications for benefits can be obtained directly from the Crime Victims' Compensation Program in the Office of the Attorney General by calling 800-983-9933. Professional staff at the division are also available to answer any questions and provide assistance in completing the application. An application can be completed online or downloaded from

Click here to download the Crime Victims’ Compensation Application, fill it out (remember to sign) and either mail it directly to the Attorney General’s Office in Austin at: 

Office of the Attorney General 

Crime Victims’ Compensation Program (011) 

P.O. Box 12198 

Austin, Texas 78711-2198  

You can also fax (817-491-6053) or mail it to the Roanoke Police Department’s Victim Liaison at: 

Roanoke Police Department 

Attn: Crime Victim Assistance

609 Dallas Drive

Roanoke, TX 76262


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1. Who may qualify?
2. Who is not eligible?
3. What crimes are covered?
4. What type of financial assistance is available?
5. How do I apply?
6. What are my rights to appeal when benefits have been reduced or denied?