About the Crime Victims Assistance Division
The mission of the Lancaster Police Department’s Crime Victims Assistance Division is to assist victims of crime by providing support, education, information, and referrals as they regain control of their lives. To advocate safety, healing, justice, and restitution. To increase awareness about violent crime victimization and its impact on our lives and the city of Lancaster.
The Crime Victims Assistance Division was developed in order to serve the needs of victims and their families. The program provides crisis counseling, crisis intervention, criminal justice support and advocacy, information and referral services, notification of rights, assistance with filing Crime Victims Compensation claims, and transportation to shelters for all victims of violent crimes reported to the Lancaster Police Department, as well as other pertinent victim needs.
The program holds active memberships in:
- Law Enforcement Victim Assistance
- The Crime Victim Council of Dallas County
- Texas Victim Services Association.
A victim of violent crime is:
MADD Victim Services
- Someone who is the victim of family violence, assault, sexual assault, kidnapping, or aggravated robbery or who has suffered bodily injury or death because of the criminal conduct of another
- The close relative (spouse, parent, adult brother, sister, or child) of a deceased victim
- The guardian of a victim
MADD's Mission is to stop drunk driving, support victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. For more information please view the MADD flyer