Protection Against Physical or Economic Retaliation
This section provides resources to help individuals and their families learn more about various legal resources that are available to provide guidance on protection against physical or economic retaliation.
Resources compiled for this section include searchable database of victims’ rights legal provisions, toolkits, fact sheets, pamphlets, brochures, and videos, published by state, national and international organizations including non-profits, legal aid organizations, and federal and state government agencies as identified below:
- Texas LawHelp.org.
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
- Office of Justice Programs (Office for Victims of Crime).
- The National Center for Victims of Crime.
- The Human Trafficking Legal Center.
- Polaris Project.
- United Nations office on Drugs and Crime (“UNODC”).
- Shared Hope.
Notifying Victims of Perpetrators’ Release or Escape from Prison
This section provides resources to help victims and their families register to receive notification of custody/prison status changes of perpetrators and to obtain reliable information on criminal case event changes as required by the Victims’ Rights and Restitution Act and the Crime Victims’ Rights Act. Notifications may include notice of a perpetrator’s parole eligibility, board decisions, release to and return from bench warrant, discharge dates, along with many other notices.
Resources compiled for this section include links to various victim notification systems at state and federal levels as identified below:
- U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
- Office of the Texas Attorney General
- Texas Department of Criminal Justice
- Office of Justice Programs (Office for Victims of Crime)
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security
This section provides resources to help victims and their families to minimize vulnerabilities to re-trafficking and empower survivors.
- International Organization for Migration.
- International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.