Frequently Asked Questions
Texas Crime Victim Clearinghouse
What is the TxCVC?
The TxCVC serves as a central source of information for victims of crime in Texas. The TxCVC provides information to crime victims through its toll free number (800) 848-4284 and through its online Victim Assistance Resource Directory.
Where can I obtain a Victim Impact Statement?
All versions of the Victim Impact Statement, as well as the brochure, “It’s Your Voice” which explains the importance of the VIS are located on the Publications Victim Impact Statement webpage. Both the Victim Impact Statement and brochure can be easily downloaded. If you do not have the ability to download and print copies, you can contact the TxCVC at (800) 848-4284 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request copies. You may also complete our online TxCVC Publication Order form.
How often is the Victim Impact Statement revised?
The Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 56.03(h) mandates that the TxCVC update the VIS each odd numbered year to reflect changes in law relating to criminal justice and the rights of crime victims. Current versions of the VIS can be downloaded from the TDCJ Publications webpage.
What is the purpose of the VIS Activity Report?
The Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 56.05(b) mandates that, at specified intervals agencies report information and statistical data on the numbers and types persons to whom the agency provides Victim Impact Statements. The data provided on these reports will assist in determining whether the selected agency or office is making a good faith effort to protect the rights of crime victims.
Click here to download the current VIS Activity Report.
Does the TxCVC maintain an online resource directory for victims and victim service providers?
Yes, the TxCVC maintains an online Victim Assistance Resource Directory which includes national, state, and local agencies that provide services to victims. Local resources are categorized by Texas County.