The mission of the Victim Assistance Centre, Inc. (VAC) is to provide
comprehensive services to meet the emotional, physical, informational
and financial needs of innocent victims of violent crimes through both
direct and indirect services.

Over 1,400 innocent victims of violent crimes are referred to VAC each
year by local law enforcement, family and criminal courts, therapists,
friends of victims and other agencies.

We believe victims can move beyond their sense of helplessness if
their needs are addressed.

Informational needs can be addressed by providing information on
Texas Victim’s Rights, the Criminal Justice System process and the
Texas VINE Program.  The VINE Program provides victims automated
information on the status of a defendant, and notifies the victim of any
changes in that status:  court dates, incarceration/release dates, etc.