Programs

Advocates for Victims of Crime (AVOICE)


Advocates for Victims of Crime (AVOICE) is a Texas Legal Services Center statewide project providing free direct legal representation and referrals to victims of violent crime, and providing education about crime victim’s rights. AVOICE lawyers offer legal advice, safety planning, pro se assistance, and legal representation. AVOICE also assists victims with applying for crime victim compensation claims. AVOICE can be reached at 888-343-4414.

AVOICE helps victims with the following legal matters:
  • Protective Orders
  • Family law – custody, child support, divorce
  • Employment
  • Elder Exploitation and Abuse
  • Financial crimes and identity theft
  • Housing - helping clients terminate a lease when the crime occurred on the property
  • Title IX issues if the crime occurred at school
  • Immigration - helping undocumented victims apply for a U visa, or T visa
  • Crime Victims Compensation