Victim Assistance

The Fort Worth Police Department’s Victim Assistance Section exists to provide assistance and support services directly to victims of crime. The primary functions of the victim assistance unit include:

  • Contact victims of crime by letter or telephone call to advise of their rights
  • Provide on-site crisis intervention to highly traumatized victims
  • Offer referrals and information on community resources to victim’s of crime
  • Assist crime victims with filing Crime Victim’s Compensation claims
  • Educate crime victims on the criminal justice process and provide information on the status of their investigation

Local Resource List


24 Hour Numbers

Services to keep runaways and at-risk youth safe and off the streets 

Some of the local agencies that provide services to victims:

Mission Statement


The Fort Worth Police Department exists to safeguard the lives and property of those we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety through partnering and building trust with the community. We strive to accomplish our mission by conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards, respecting the sanctity of human life, and preserving the rights and dignity of each individual in our diverse community.