Helping Victims Find Their Words
Chaco is specially trained, along with his partner Jocellyn Camarillo, who is a criminal justice professional Victim’s Assistance Coordinator with the DA’s office. Chaco has a very important jobs as Courthouse Facility dogs. He comforts victims as they enter the criminal justice system. He also attends court dockets, participates in victim interviews, and if needed, will accompany victims, especially children, when they testify in court. When Jocellyn interviews children about abuse and other crimes, Chaco is right there providing unconditional acceptance and love. The criminal justice process is obviously a frightening, stressful time for a child. Having a soft, sympathetic, calming presence comforts the children throughout the process. The children can have Chaco sit with them during the trial and can hold onto the his leash when they are on the witness stand. We have found that with Chaco, our victims feel more comfortable talking about the abuse that has been perpetrated against them.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Victim Services Division
National Domestic Violence Hotline
TTY for the Deaf: 1-800-787-3224
Information for Victims of Domestic Violence
MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Crime Victims' Compensation
Attorney General's Office
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault
Crisis Assistance Center
(936) 539-1096 Appointment Line (936) 539-9211
The Salvation Army
Conroe - Corps Community Center
Phone: (936) 760-2440
City of Conroe Transit Department
Route Map and Brochure for Passengers
Our Victim Witness Division offers specialized assistance to crime victims of misdemeanor and felony offenses throughout the court process. Coordinators provide information, resources and referrals to appropriate service agencies in our community to assist crime victims during the aftermath of the crime.
The Code of Criminal Procedure, Chapter 56 designates specific rights for victims of crime. Our Victim Assistance Division is devoted in the fight to honor those rights.
As Victim Assistance Coordinators, we are in partnership with the prosecution team. We educate the victims about the judicial process and procedures which include courtroom accompaniment, case status, court proceedings, and assist victims in preparing for trial. We consider it not a duty, but a privilege to assist victims of crime. It is their rights we hold dear and carry as a sword to ensure victims are heard.
To contact a Victim Assistance Coordinator, please call the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office at 936-539-7800.