The Alvin Police Department’s Comprehensive Victim Assistance Program was established in 1992 and has grown into one of our most successful programs. This program has become the model for other law enforcement agencies throughout Texas. Our program is considered “comprehensive” in that it provides services to all victims of any type of crime occurring in Alvin. Maribel Cooper, the Crime Victim Liaison Officer, makes every effort to provide all available services to anyone who qualifies as a victim of crime in Alvin.
This program provides referrals to other area service providers, transportation (when needed) to hospitals, doctors and court appearances and, in the event of a violent crime, we offer to complete and submit applications to the State for compensatory awards from the Crime Victim Compensation (CVC) Program administered by the Office of Attorney General for qualified victims for financial assistance.
Networking with many resources in our community to better serve victims of crime. The Brazoria County Crime Victim Outreach meet monthly on every 3rd Tuesday, 104 W. Myrtle, Angleton, TX 77515.
This program has received statewide awards and recognition for its innovative approach and accomplishments. After ten years of grant assistance, this program continues to be such a meaningful and valued service that the City has adopted all funding responsibilities to continue these services.
If you have questions or if you, or someone you know, has been the victim of a crime in Alvin and are in need of some assistance, contact Maribel at 281-585-7125.
As a Crime Victim in Texas you have the right to:
Be protected from further harm or threats for cooperating with prosecution efforts
Have the victims safety considered in the setting of bail
Information about relevant court proceedings
Information about a defendant’s right to bail and the procedures in a criminal investigation and in the criminal justice system
Provide pertinent information on the impact of the offense to be considered at the time of sentencing and parole information about the Crime Victims’ Compensation Program
Information about parole procedures and to be notified upon release of the defendant
Be provided with a separate and secure waiting area for witnesses at a trial
Prompt return of property held as evidence when it is no longer required
Have employer notified if testimony requires absence of work
Have counseling regarding acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS/HIV) if the offense creates the need
Be present at all court proceedings related to the offense, subject to judge’s approval
Information and an explanation of these rights
More Victims Rights and Compensation information is available from the Texas Attorney General’s Office.
Know your rights.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. HSI administers a program for notifying eligible victims and witnesses of a criminal alien’s release. More information about that here.