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40.1% of Texas women1 and 34.9% of Texas men2 experience intimate partner physical violence, intimate
partner rape and/or intimate partner stalking in their lifetimes.
On a single day in 2020, domestic violence hotlines received 21,321 calls, an average of almost 15 calls every
Texas law prohibits domestic violence misdemeanants from possessing firearms for five years after release from confinement or community supervision.2
A victim of a crime is defined as an individual who as the result of the delinquent actions of an individual, has been injured physically, emotionally, or has suffered pecuniary loss.
The Cameron County Juvenile Justice Department is concerned when citizens in our community become a victim of a crime which is why the Victim Services Program was established. The purpose of the program is to recognize, protect, ensure the rights of crime victims and assist the victims and their families with the after effects that a crime causes.
Notifications of court proceedings, Assist in completing and submitting, written or oral victim impact statements and Assist in restitution matters. Another program is The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). VOCA offers free counseling sessions to victims of: Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Family Violence and Dating Violence.