Victim Witness

When you are the victim of a crime, your initial reaction is likely to be emotional and charged with tension. If the person responsible for the crime can be identified, the criminal justice system, which can be bewildering, becomes involved. Victims can be left feeling that they have totally lost control of what is happening to them.

The criminal justice system historically has been designed to guard the rights of the defendant. Today, positive steps are being taken to protect the rights and dignity of the person who did not ask and did not deserve to be involved with the system in the first place - the victim. The Montgomery County District Attorney believes that the rights and concerns of victims and survivors is critical in the handling of cases. As such, Brett Ligon endeavors to assist victims with the criminal justice system and the courts.

Our Victim Assistance Division offers specialized assistance to crime victims of misdemeanor and felony offenses throughout the court process. Coordinators are trained to provide criminal justice support, advocacy and resource information that can help you in the aftermath of a crime.

For frequently asked questions and answers, please review that information on this website. If you are unable to find an answer to your questions, please do not hesitate to call my office or any victim witness advocate if you have any questions or need assistance.

Victim Resources

Victim Witness Director:

936.539.8146

Crime Victims' Compensation
Attorney General's Office
1-800-983-9933
www.oag.state.tx.us

Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Victim Services Division
1-800-848-4284
www.tdcj.state.tx.us

VINE – Victim Information and Notification Everyday
1-877-894-8463
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault
1-800-656-HOPE
www.taasa.org

Texas Department of Public Safety
1-800-346-3243
www.txdps.state.tx.us

Domestic Violence Hotline
1-888-799-7233
TTY for the Deaf: 1-800-787-3224

MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Driving
1-800-777-6233

OVC – Office for Victims of Crime
1-866-682-8822
TTY for the Deaf: 1-866-682-8880
www.ojp.usdoj.gov

NOVA – National Organization for Victim Assistance
1-800-TRY-NOVA
www.trynova.org

Victim Assistance Online
www.vaonline.org

Montgomery County Crime Victim Services On-Line
www.mccvs.net

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