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Crime Victim's Assistance Office

Carol J. Scott / Crime Victim Liaison

The Crime Victim's assistance office of the La Porte Police Department provides the following services free of charge to victims of crime and their families :
  • Notification of Victim's rights
  • Assistance in filing Protective Orders
  • Aid in applying for Crime Victim's Compensation
  • Court accompaniment upon request / availability
  • Notification of trial dates, proceedings, and case disposition
  • Assistance in filing Victim Impact Statements
  • Referrals to community resources that offer free or inexpensive services
  • Act as contact person between Victim and Criminal Justice System
  • Help in making a report and / or filing charges

Chapter 56 of the Code of Criminal Procedures (Rights of Crime Victim's), each local law enforcement agency shall designate one person to serve as the agency's Crime Victim Liaison.  The duty of the Crime Victim Liaison is to ensure that a victim, or close relative of a deceased victim is provided with crime victim's rights.