Victim Services Division
Texas Crime Victim Clearinghouse (TXCVC)
From 1983 until March 1996, the TxCVC was operated through the Governor's Office. In March 1996, it was formally transferred to TDCJ.
The goal of the TxCVC is to provide focus, leadership and coordination necessary to continue and improve services so that victims are afforded a full measure of justice and all possible assistance.
The TxCVC serves as a central source of information about services and issues involving crime victims in Texas. Through its toll-free number (800) 848-4284, the TxCVC helps connect victims with community and state resources throughout the state. The TxCVC produces a Victim Assistance Resource Directory including agencies throughout the state that provide services to victims. To obtain a copy of the directory you may download a copy under Publications in this section. You also can find all the Victim Services Division and TxCVC publications available, including the Victim Impact Statement and the booklet, Murder: This Could Never Happen To Me.
The TxCVC is responsible for updating the Victim Impact Statement after each legislative session (the TxCVC also maintains statistics on Victim Impact Statements given out and returned to the counties statewide). The Victim Impact Statement Activity Report is available online in Excel.
The TxCVC sponsors a training conference which brings hundreds of victims, criminal justice professionals, law enforcement and victim service providers together so they can participate in an array of victim related workshops. For current conference information, see "Conferences" under this section.