Crime Victim Compensation


Crime Victim Services Division, Office of the Attorney General

Victims may receive help in paying certain bills that are incurred as a result of a crime. The Victim Assistance Division can help you understand the requirements that must be met to be eligible for the Crime Victim Compensation Fund.


P.O. Box 12198
Austin, Texas 78711-2198
Crime Victim Services Website 

Texas Vine

What is Texas Vine?

  • Provides basic information on jailed offenders
  • Free service for crime victims and other concerned citizens
  • Notifies registered users of changes in offender jail status
  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in English or Spanish

Make TEXAS VINE part of your safety plan. The offender will not know you are registered with TEXAS VINE. However, do not depend only on TEXAS VINE, or any single program, for your protection.


Toll Free: 1-877-894-8463