Crime Victim’s Services

What happens to victims of crime after they make a report?

In Robertson County, we have a Crime Victim Liaison available to educate and assist them in their journey.

Texas requires all law enforcement agencies to have a Liaison to assist and work with crime victims. In 2007, Robertson County received a grant from the Office of the Attorney General to operate this program part-time.  In 2009, the program was funded full-time by the grant and later by the county.

The goal of the Victim Assistance Program is to:

  • assist victims of crime
  • protect and advocate the rights of victims
  • provide necessary information
  • prevent further victimization

Crime victims who make a report are subsequently contacted by phone, mail or in person. The liaison will inform victims about procedures, community resources, and available programs that will assist victims during the aftermath of a crime. The liaison is also on call to respond to after-hour emergencies, and to provide assistance.


Oftentimes, crime victims want to know what will happen next, and the liaison is available to answer those questions. She can provide case status, information about the criminal justice system, court and hospital accompaniment, and emergency transportation to women shelters or other safe locations.

Depending on the type of crime that has occurred, victims can receive information on shelters, counseling services or referrals to support and social service agencies. The liaison can also assist with information about parole notification and assist with a parole protest.

The liaison may also contact crime victims to determine their eligibility for financial assistance from Crime Victim’s Compensation and assist in completing the application process.  The Crime Victims' Compensation Fund - paid out of court costs generated by criminal convictions - provides for medical bills, counseling, lost wages, funeral expenses and other crime related expenses without any cost to taxpayers.

 



So WHO is Robertson County Sheriff's Office's

Crime Victim's Liaison?

Please meet Angie Bates.  Angie has been a part of Robertson County Sheriff's Office since November 2007 when the Crime Victim's Liaison position was first established for our office.  

Angie has worked closely with the Office of the Attorney General and local law enforcement over the years to establish a system by which she is able to assist law enforcement and serve many victims of crime that otherwise would likely receive little or no services simply because of the overwhelming number of victims that law enforcement encounter.

 

     

Angie Bates

Office – 979.828.3299

Direct line - 979.828.6671

Cell Phone- 979.224.1631

Email - angie.bates@sheriff.co.robertson.tx.us

 



R e s o u r c e s

 

***Please note the RESOURCES listed below are intended as reference only.  No one organization is specifically endorced by Robertson County Sheriff's Office or its staff.  You are responsible for any and all agreements made with any of the resources that you make contact with.

 



 

FORMS

 Records Release Form.pdf

Crime Victims Compensation Application.pdf

Travel Appointment Verifcation Log.pdf

Franklin Housing Authority Application 082018.pdf



EMERGENCY DIAL 911

Assistance Resources DIAL 211

 

Anger Management

Milam County Community Supervision - 254.697.0722 - Ask for Marlene Spytma

The Center for Cognitive Education, LLC 210.288.0117

 

RECOVERY

Al-Anon -  http://bvig.org/al-anon%20meetings.htm                        

Alcoholics Anonymous - http://bvig.org/                                                               

BVCASA - 979.846.3560 -  http://bvcasa.org/programs/screenings/

Celebrate Recovery - http://www.crecovery.org/

Narcotics Anonymous - 979.822.9094 - http://bvana.org/

Grace House - 903.887.5429  (WOMEN)

House of Hope - 936.245.2896 (MEN)

Crosscentral Recovery Center - 979.589.1323 (MEN)

 

Batterer Intervention

The Center for Cognitive Education, LLC 210.288.0117

 

Bereavement

Compassionate Friends - http://www.compassionatefriends.org

Hospice Brazos Valley - 979.821.2266 

           http://www.hospicebrazosvalley.org/hospice/services/bereavement.html

Mending Hearts Grief Center  979.704-6406

           http://www.mendingheartsgriefcenter.org/

 

Clothing

Call For Help Hearne – Open every Monday morning

Franklin United Methodist Clothes Closet Franklin - Open every Friday & Saturday

Community Clothes Closet;  418 North Bryan, Bryan Tx

Open M-W-F 8-12    ***You will need an ID when you go!

 

Counseling/Mental Health

M.H.M.R.  - 979.279.5193

NAMI-BV  979.774.4713  https://namibv.org/

Rock Prairie Behavioral Health - 979.703.8848 - http://www.rockprairiebh.com

STAR Counseling - 979.279.5232 - http://www.twincitymission.org/star.shtml

Twin City Mission Domestic Violence Services - 979.775.2255 - http://www.twincitymission.org/phoebeshome.shtml

The Center for Cognitive Education, LLC 210.288.0117

 

Crime Scene Clean-up

Aftermath - 800.366.9923 - http://www.aftermath.com

Brazos Cleaning & Restoration - 979.823.1614 - http://www.brazoscleaningrestoration.com

Crime Scene Clean-up - 800.295.5460 - http://www.crimesceneclean-up.com

Total Decon Inc.  - 888-411-3266  -  www.totaldecon.com  

(For additional information on these services please contact Angie Bates 979-828-6671)

 

Crime Stoppers

Robertson County Crime Stoppers - 800.299.0191- http://www.robertsoncountycrimestoppers.com

 

Crime Victim Services

Crime Victim’s Compensation - 800-983-9933

        https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/victims/about_comp.shtml

Mothers Against Drunk Driving - 877-623-3435 - http://www.madd.org

TDCJ Victim Services - 800.848.4284 - http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/divisions/vs/

 

Crisis Pregnancy

Aggieland Pregnancy Outreach - 979.764.6636 - http://www.pregnancyoutreach.org

Care Net of Central Texas - 254.772.8270 - http://www.carenetofcentraltexas.org/

Hope Pregnancy Center - 979.695.9193 - http://www.hopepregnancy.org

Prenatal Clinic - 979.595.1780

 

Disaster

American Red Cross-Bryan - 979.776.8279 - http://redcross.org/bryan

American Red Cross-Waco - 254.523.4985 - http://www.redcross.org/tx/waco

 

Emergency Rooms

College Station Medical Center - 979.764.5111

Physician’s Center - 979.731.3180

St. Joseph’s Regional Health Center - 979.776.2471

Scott & White Hospital (College Station) -  979.207.2100

 

Employment/Job Training

Christian Women's Job Corp - 979.218.5283

Texas Workforce Commission - http://www.twc.state.tx.us/

Gary Job Corp - 512.396.6652  https://gary.jobcorps.gov/

 

Family Violence

Meyer Domestic Violence Center - 800.283.8401 - http://www.familyabusecenter.org/

National Domestic Violence Hotline - 800.779.7233 - http://www.thehotline.org/

Twin City Mission Domestic Violence Services - 979.775.2255

            http://www.twincitymission.org/phoebeshome.shtml

 

Financial Assistance

Child Support Enforcement of Texas  - 800.252.8014

           https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/victims/about_comp.shtml

 

Food/Nutrition

Franklin Food Pantry Franklin - Open Saturday morning 9:00-11:30

Garrett Grove Missionary Baptist Church Calvert - Open 2nd Friday of the month - 10:00 - 1:00

Help for All Hearne – Open every Monday morning

Progressive Missionary Baptist Church Hearne – Open 2nd & 4th Wednesday 1:00 -3:00

 

Healthcare

AIDS Services - 979.260-2437

Health For All, Inc. - 979.823-1466

Salvation Army (Rx) - 979.779.3470

St. Vincent de Paul Society (Rx) - 979.775.2273

Health Point - http://www.healthpoint-tx.com/

 

Housing

Brazos Valley Affordable Housing - 979.595.2800

Housing Choice Voucher Program - 979.595.2803

Franklin Housing Authority - 979.828.5246

 

Hearne Housing Authority - 979.279.3221

Bremond Housing Authority - 254.746.7260

Calvert Housing Authority - 979.364.2844

Bremond St. Apts - 979.823.5571

Twin Oaks Apts - 254.746.7759

Rosemarie Arm - 979.279.2220

Columbus Village - 979.279.3473

 

Jail/Custody Status

Block Jail Phone Calls 800.682.0707

Victim Information & Notification Everyday (VINE) - 877.894.8463 - http://www.vinelink.com

 

Legal Assistance

Lone Star Legal Aid - 979.775.5050 - http://www.lonestarlegal.org/bryan.pl

Texas Advocacy Project - 512.476.5386 http://www.texasadvocacyproject.org/

 

Missing/Runaway

National Runaway Switchboard - 800.621.4000

 

Protective Services

Child/Elder Abuse Hotline - 800.252.5400 - https://www.txabusehotline.org/Login/Default.aspx

 

Rent/Utilities

BVCAA Comprehensive Energy Assistance - 979.779.0291

Salvation Army - 979.779.3470

St. Vincent de Paul Society - 979.775.2273

 

Senior Services

Area Agency on Aging (BVCOG) - 979.295.2800

Calvert Senior Center - 979.364.2004

Elder Aid (BVCAA) - 979.779.9285

Meals-on-Wheels - 979.822.3684

RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) - 979.595.2800

 

Sexual Assault

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network) - 800-656-4673 - https://www.rainn.org/

Sexual Assault Resource Center - 979.731.1000 - http://www.sarcbv.org

 

Shelter/Temporary

Meyer Domestic Violence Center - 800-283-8401 - http://www.familyabusecenter.org/

Phoebe’s Home - 979.775.5355 - http://www.twincitymission.org/phoebeshome.shtml

The Bridge - 979.822.1492 - http://www.twincitymission.org/bridge.shtml

 

Social Services

Deptartment of Human Services-Hearne - 979.279.3446

 

Suicide

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 800-273-8255 - http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

Transportation

Brazos Transit - 979.778.4480 - http://www.btd.org/

 

Youth Services

Boys & Girls Club of Robertson Co. - 979.279.9900 - http://www.rcbgc.com/

Project Unity - 979.775.6788 (Parenting classes)

STAR Counseling - 979.279.5232 - http://www.twincitymission.org/star.shtml



 
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