Crime Victims' Compensation Program

Ms. Lynda Sorrell, the first to hold the position of Victim Services Coordinator with the Longview Police Department, is available to assist Longview’s victims of violent crime with referrals to helpful local resources and with application into the Crime Victims’ Compensation Program (CVC) operated by the Office of the Attorney General. 

Application into the CVC program must occur within three years of the date of the crime, and the victim must be a resident of the United States. The heart of the CVC program is cooperation with the law enforcement investigation all the way through prosecution. If a crime victim is approved into the program, CVC may provide financial assistance for crime related injury medical expenses, counseling, and lost wages due to recovering from the crime and involvement in the investigative/judicial process. There are also specific benefits for victims of family violence, and for the surviving family members of homicide victims.  

For more information on the Crime Victim's Compensation program contact Lynda at 903-237-1125 or go to the Attorney General of Texas website.  Applications are taken through the website or Lynda can assist you with your application and questions.