Crime Victim Information
The UNT Health Science Center Police Department is committed to providing assistance to victims of crime. If at any time you have any questions regarding victim information or services, please contact one of the victim assistance liaisons below.
UNT Health Science Center Police Department
Capt. Laurie Clouse
3600 Mattison Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76107-2699
Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney
Tim Curry Justice Center
401 W. Belknap St.
Fort Worth, TX 76196
Tarrant County DA's Website
If you have additional information or questions regarding your case, contact the Police Department at (817) 735-2210. For emergencies, dial (817) 735-2600 or 911.
If you are intimidated by the suspect or the suspect’s family or friends, please call the local law enforcement agency immediately.
CRIME VICTIM RIGHTS
The State of Texas intends that victims of crime receive safeguards, assurances, and considerations. To view crime victims’ rights in Texas, click here.
The Texas Constitution (Article I, Section 30) provides victims of violent crime with the right, upon their request, to receive notice about court proceedings and the conviction, sentence, imprisonment, and release of the accused. For more information about victim notification:
CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION
In 1979, the Texas Legislature passed the Crime Victims’ Compensation Act, creating the Compensation to Victims of Crime Fund and the Crime Victims’ Compensation (CVC) Program. For more information about crime victim compensation, click here.
The Crime Victims' Compensation Program will reimburse "reasonable costs" associated with forensic sexual assault examinations of victims of alleged sexual assaults in an amount not to exceed $700.00 in the aggregate. For more information, click here.
It is a crime for any person to cause you any physical injury or harm even if that person is a member or former member of your family or household. Please tell the investigating peace officer if you, your child, or any other household resident has been injured or you feel you are going to be in danger when the officer leaves or later. You have the right to ask the local prosecutor to file a criminal complaint against the person committing family violence. For more information about personal safety, click here.
You also have the right to apply to a court for an order to protect you (you should consult a legal aid office, a prosecuting attorney, or a private attorney). If a family or household member assaults you and is arrested, you may request that a magistrate's order for emergency protection be issued. Please inform the investigating officer if you want an order for emergency protection. You need not be present when the order is issued. You cannot be charged a fee by a court in connection with filing, serving, or entering a protective order. For example, the court can enter an order that the abuser not commit further acts of violence; the abuser not threaten, harass, or contact you at home; directs the abuser to leave your household; and establishes temporary custody of children and directs the abuser not to interfere with the children or any property. A violation of certain provisions of court-ordered protection may be a felony. For more information about protective orders, click here.
SEXUAL ASSAULT PROGRAM AND EMERGENCY SHELTER INFORMATION
The Women's Center of Tarrant County offers one of the most comprehensive rape crisis and victim services programs in the country, is a leader in employment programs for unemployed and underemployed people, and serves as a constant source of support for women and families in crisis and transition. For more information about emergency shelter or other services, click here.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106 require each institution of higher education receiving financial aid to designate a Title IX Coordinator. The UNT Health Science Center has designated Dana Perdue of the Equal Employment Opportunity Office as the Title IX Coordinator. Part of the Title IX Coordinator’s responsibilities is to investigate acts of sexual harassment and sexual violence. This investigation is separate from any criminal investigation. For more information about reporting sexual harassment or sexual violence, click here.