Crime Has Lasting Effects
A crime can have multiple and lasting impacts on an individual and their family, not only physically, but emotionally, financially, legally, and relationally. These and other constraints may hinder people victimized by violence or crime in understanding and utilizing the criminal justice system, exercising their rights under the law, and accessing services necessary for recovery.
The Plano Police Department's Victim Services Program exists to provide services to victims and family members to help reduce the short- and long-term effects relating to the traumatic experience of being a victim of a violent crime.
We work closely with victims and their families to provide the following:
Assistance in applying for and filing Crime Victims' Compensation (CVC) claims
Assistance in Evidence Return
Assistance obtaining Emergency and Permanent Protective Orders
Court accompaniment for Permanent Protective Order hearings and Grand Jury subpoenas
Criminal justice support and advocacy
Crisis intervention, crisis counseling, and counseling referrals
Notification of victim rights
Referral to appropriate social service agencies for financial and legal assistance
Safety planning, including referrals to family violence shelters
Note: Assistance for those victimized by violence or crime is provided free of charge.
Victim Advocates are available to meet with victims of violent crime and their families Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are located inside the Plano Police Department at:
909 14th St.
Plano, TX 75074
To make a police report or get emergency police assistance, please call: 911. For non-emergency situations needing police assistance, please call 972-424-5678.