If you are the victim of a crime involving sexual assault, kidnapping or aggravated robbery, or you have suffered bodily injury as the result of the conduct of a child, or if you are the close relative or guardian of a deceased victim, or if you are the owner or lessor of property damaged or lost as a result of the conduct of a child that violates a penal law of this state, you are entitled to the following rights within the juvenile justice system as set out in the Texas Family Code §57.002:
Crime Victims’ Compensation is a financial assistance program that helps eligible victims of crime with certain expenses related to the crime. Money for this program comes from court costs paid by criminals and deposited by each Texas county into the Crime Victims’ Compensation Fund. The Crime Victims’ Compensation Division is in the Office of the Attorney General who administers these funds and is dedicated to ensuring that crime victims receive every possible assistance. The Crime Victims’ Compensation Division is “the payer of last resort” after primary sources of payment such as health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, auto insurance or Texas Workers’ Compensation. If the court orders the offender to pay restitution to the victim for an expense that Crime Victims’ Compensation has already paid, the victim or claimant recovers money through the settlement of a civil suit against the offender or a third party, he or she may also have to reimburse the Fund. For more details on eligibility and coverage link to the Office of the Attorney General State of Texas Website.
The forms contained in the packets can be used to provide pertinent information to a juvenile court concerning the impact of the offense on the victim and the victim’s family. Please complete and return this form to: Collin County Juvenile Probation Department, 900 East Park Blvd. #210, Plano, TX, 75074.
If you think that you or someone you care about is facing a life-threatening emergency, including a threat of injury to him/herself or someone else, call 911 immediately.
If it is not a life threatening emergency, but a mental health or substance abuse crisis requiring immediate professional intervention, call the Crisis Hotline at 1.877.422.5939.
This hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Trained behavioral health professionals are standing by to assist you. This service is available for all adults and children living in Collin County, regardless of insurance or income status. If appropriate, a Mobile Crisis Outreach Team will be sent to assess the crisis and provide assistance.
The Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) consists of 12 behavioral health specialists available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They are clinically staffed mobile treatment teams that provide prompt face-to-face crisis assessment, crisis intervention, crisis follow-up, and relapse prevention for up to 90 days for individuals in the community. The goals of the MCOT are:
Additionally, we have an After Hours Crisis Clinic located at:
Plano Outpatient Clinic
7308 Alma Drive
Plano, TX 75025
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 5pm to 9pm – last individual seen at 8pm
Saturdays 12pm to 5pm – last individual seen at 4pm.
This clinic is intended for individuals who may be in crisis and may benefit from seeing a crisis counselor and/or a prescriber, but who are not a danger to self or others. Individuals may walk in to this clinic during the hours of operation.