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 ( 817-916-4323
The Women's Center and Rape Crisis Hotline ( 817-927-2737
Child/Adult Protective Services ( 800-252-5400
Texas Youth Helpline ( 800-989-6884
Runaway Helpline ( 800-989-6884
Suicide and Crisis Center ( 214-828-1000
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       




Disabled Crime Victim Assistance, INC. ( 817-338-0220
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) ( 817-810-9300
Texas Department of Criminal Justice Victim Services ( 800-84-VICTIM
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 ( 817-336-3943
Family Violence Legal Line ( 800-374-HOPE (4673)
General Legal Line ( 800-777-3247
Lawyer Referral Service ( ) 817-336-4101