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Victims' Assistance Division

Victims' Rights | Staff / Contacts
Victim Assistance Links | MADD (North Texas Region)

Nomination Forms (Fillable Word Format)
Nominations can be submitted no later than March 30, 2011. Upon completing the form, you may simply attach it to an email to Veronica.Brunner@dentoncounty.com or Beverly.Bailey@dentoncounty.com 

Texas VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday)

Texas VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), a free, anonymous, computer-based telephone service (1-877-894-8463) that provides victims of crime with information and notification concerning the custody and court status of offenders, now covers Denton County! Please check the Denton County VINE Homepage for more information.

(Provided as a service by the Denton County Criminal District Attorney, the Denton County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the VINE Company.)

Crime Victims in Texas Have a Right to:

  • Be protected from further harm or threats for cooperating with prosecution efforts
  • Have the victim's safety considered in the setting of bail
  • Information about relevant court proceedings
  • Information about a defendant's right to bail and the procedures in a criminal investigation and in the criminal justice system
  • Provide pertinent information on the impact of the offense to be considered at the time of sentencing and parole
  • Information about the Crime Victims' Compensation Program
  • Information about parole procedures and to be notified upon the release of the defendant
  • Be provided with a separate and secure waiting area for witnesses at a trial
  • Prompt return of property held as evidence when it is no longer required
  • Have employer notified if testimony requires absence from work
  • Have counseling regarding acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS/HIV) if the offense creates the need
  • Be present at all court proceedings related to the offense, subject to judge's approval
  • Information and an explanation of these rights

Denton County Criminal District Attorney's
Victim Assistance Division

The Victim Assistance Division serves as a liaison between the victims of violent crime and the criminal justice system. It is important to this Office that the victims know and understand how the court system functions. We have four staff members that ensure that we comply with the State mandates in the Crime Victim's Bill of Rights and that each victim of a violent crime has the opportunity to have input into the ultimate decision of how the offender is prosecuted and punished. In April our victim services will expand to include an automated information line through the VINE system and a grant from the Governor's Office.

Personnel and e-mail links, where applicable.
(Dial 940-349-2600 for all personnel listed.)

Veronica Brunner, Director of Victim Services
Amber Dunn, Administrative Manager
Beverly Bailey, Child Victim Intervention Specialist
Amanda Mention, Family Violence Intervention Specialist
Donna Foster, Victim Intervention Specialist
Raquel Scott, Juvenile Specialist


Victims Assistance Information Links

Victim Information and Notification Everyday
(Denton County)

Victim's Compensation Information
(State of Texas)

The National Center For Victims Of Crime

Federal Victims of Crime Act

US Dept of Justice Violence Against Women Page

MADD Local Region Information

Parents of Murdered Childrenn

National Organization of Victim Assistance

The New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(NOTE: This out-of-state resource is presented because it contains an enormous number of well organized links to Domestic Violence information, statistics, and national resources. It should be noted that information on that site which is specific to New Mexico may or may not have applicability in Texas.)

Other Useful Resources / Contacts

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Protective Orders (Denton County DA)
Family Violence Shelter & Services (Friends of the Family)
Community Resources & Information Helpline (United Way)
AFDC, Food Stamps (TDHS)
Child or Elder Abuse Hotline (TDPRS)
Mental Health/Mental Retardation Hotline (Denton County)
24 Hr. Victim Notification Line (TDCJ)
Crime Victim's Compensation
Victim Notification (Texas Board of Pardons & Parole)
Denton Regional Medical Center
Denton County Parole
Denton County Probation
Legal Hotline
Trinity Medical Center
Family Violence Legal Advice Line
Victim Assistance Program (Denton DA)
Child Advocacy Center of Denton County
CASA (County Appointed Special Advocate)
Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
Denton County VINE

North Texas Region, MADD

North Texas Region
120 S. Central Expwy., #108
McKinney, TX 75070

Victim Services

  • Crisis Counseling & Support Group Program
  • Legal Advocacy Program
  • Court Monitoring and Accompaniment Program
  • Victim Rights & Drunk Driving Laws & Child Endangerment
  • Literature on coping
  • Speaker's Bureau
Education & Public Awareness
  • Speaker's Bureau
  • Information & Statistics & Literature
  • Red Ribbon Campaign & MADDer Hell Bike Rally

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