Crime Has Lasting Effects
A crime can have multiple and lasting impacts on an individual and their family, not only physically, but emotionally, financially, legally, and relationally. These and other constraints may hinder people victimized by violence or crime in understanding and utilizing the criminal justice system, exercising their rights under the law, and accessing services necessary for recovery.
Family violence by statute law in all fifty states is child, sibling, spousal, intimate partner, and elder abuse. It is not singularly and specifically violence against women nor is it only and exclusively "battering" behavior between adult heterosexual males and females. Violent crimes may include, but is not limited to: family violence, sexual assault, physical assault, and kidnapping, and homicide, sexual assault of a child, robbery and aggravated assault.
The Baytown Police Department’s Victim Services Program is dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate services to support victims, family members, and witnesses in the aftermath of a violent crime. Our goal is to reduce the short and long-term effects relating to the traumatic experience of victimization.
The Family Violence Unit of the Baytown Police Department provides the following services free of charge to victims of violent crimes and their families:
- Notification of Victim Rights
- Assistance in Filing Protective Orders
- MOEP (Magistrate Order of Emergency Protection)
- Help in applying for Crime Victims Compensation
- Court Accompaniment and/or Transportation
- Notification of Trial Dates, Court Proceedings and Case Disposition
- Information on filing Victim Impact Statements
- Referrals to Community Resources that offer free or inexpensive services
- Liaison between Victim and the Criminal Justice System
- Assistance in making a Report and/or Filing Charges
- On-scene Crisis Intervention and Victim Advocacy
- Community Education
- Bereavement Resources
- Funeral Assistance
- Homicide Aftermath Counseling
- Free cell phone for 911 emergency usages ONLY.
- Safety planning
Victim Advocates are available to meet with victims of violent crime and their families Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., you DO NOT require an appointment. If for any reason you are not available during these hours, please give us a call and we will make every effort to work around your schedule. We are located inside the Baytown Police Department at:
3200 N Main Street
Baytown, Texas 77521
To make a police report or get emergency police assistance, please call: 911.
Victim Services Phone:
If we are unavailable, leave a message and someone will return your call.