Jefferson County is continuously confronted by the challenges encountered by residents of the community who are victimized by violent crime, specifically those who are victimized by domestic violence. Due to this problem, the fundamental mission of the Jefferson County Victims' Assistance Center (VAC) is to ensure quality services are provided to these victims of crime who ultimately suffer from varied aspects of trauma and burden. VAC serves as a resource center for active advocacy and personal assistance and will provide a wide array of services to victims by phone, in person, and mail. These services include providing clients with information and assistance with Texas Crime Victims' Rights, Crime Victims' Compensation, the criminal justice system, victim impact statements, case status information, courtroom familiarization and accompaniment for criminal court and Protective Order proceedings, and post conviction services. Services to increase the level of safety for crime victims will include ongoing individualized safety planning, Project Safe Cell - an emergency cell phone lending program, assistance obtaining Protective Orders, and security arrangements to and from court. VAC also offers both in-person and telephone crisis counseling, individual and group therapy, and assistance preparing and participating on victim impact panels. Also, information will be given and referrals made to other appropriate local and statewide resources when deemed appropriate.
Jefferson County Victims’ Assistance Center
215 Franklin St., 2nd Floor
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 833-3377 hotline
(409) 839-2318 office