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
In the event of a violent crime, we offer to complete and submit applications to the State of Texas 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 meets monthly on every 3rd Tuesday at:
104 W Myrtle
Angleton, TX 77515
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.
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.