Victim Assistance Coordinator


Lori Clarida, LMSW
Victim Assistance Coordinator

200 Taylor Street - 7th Floor
Fort Worth, TX 76196

The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Victim Assistance Coordinator is responsible for providing all victims of violent crimes with support from the time of initial victimization until the case is turned over to the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office. In addition to assisting victims throughout the criminal justice system, the Coordinator also provides referrals to local social service agencies to meet the emotional and physical needs of the victim.  Other services to victims include, but are not limited to, accompaniment to the hospital, assistance in relocating to a shelter and coordinating with other law enforcement agencies and social service agencies whenever necessary.

Victims are also given information about the Crime Victims’ Compensation program offered through the Texas Attorney General’s Office.  Crime Victims' Compensation is a financial assistance program that helps eligible victims of crime with certain expenses related to the crime.

Money for this program comes from court costs paid by criminals and deposited by each Texas county into the Crime Victims' Compensation Fund.

Information on Protective Orders

Additional Resources

All Emergencies


Victim Information Notification Everyday 877-894-8463

Information and Referral

Hotlines (24 hours)
SafeHaven Hotline 877-701-7233
Alliance for Children 817-335-7172
One Safe Place
The Women's Center and Rape Crisis Hotline 817-927-2737
Child/Adult Protective Services 800-252-5400
Texas Youth Hotline 800-210-2278
Runaway Hotline 888-580-HELP (4357)
Suicide and Crisis Center
Tarrant County MHMR 817-335-3022
National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE (7233)
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) 877-MADD-HELP
Non-Emergency Telephone Numbers
SafeHaven Counseling Center Fort Worth 817-536-5496
Arlington    817-548-0583
Disabled Crime Victim Assistance, INC. 817-338-0220
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) 817-810-9300
Texas Department of Criminal Justice Victim Services
Alcoholics Anonymous 817-332-3533
Area Agency on Aging 817-258-8081
Catholic Charities 817-534-0814
Crime Victims' Compensation 800-983-9933
Legal Information
Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
Family Violence Legal Line
800-374-HOPE (4673)
General Legal Line 800-777-3247
Lawyer Referral Service 817-336-4101 
This page was last modified on March 10, 2023


County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111

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100 E. Weatherford, Fort Worth, Texas 76196