The Precinct 7 Victim's Assistance Unit is excited about the introduction of their Protective Order Pilot Program, a collaboration with the Family Criminal Law Division of the Harris County District Attorney's Office. Starting Tuesday, March 13, 2018, a caseworker from the DA's Office will assist victims by completing Protective Order Applications at the Precinct 7 Main Office located at 5290 Griggs Road. Crime Victim's Assistance Unit Deputies are accepting calls from area residents who would like to schedule an appointment to meet with the caseworker or would like more information. The phone number is 713-643-6118.
A caseworker with the Harris County DA's Office will meet with family violence victims who qualify for Protective Orders. A Protective Order is a lawsuit filed in family court that protects a person from someone who has been violent toward them or threatened violence. This court order is available to persons who are victims of violence perpetrated by a family or household member or by a person with whom the victim had a dating relationship. Safety information and referrals will be provided to those who do not qualify. There is no cost involved in filing a Protective Order.
The caseworker's objective is to meet with at least three (3) individuals each Tuesday at Precinct 7. However, completing a Protective Order Application for one (1) victim can take two (2) hours or more. Therefore, in order to expedite this process, deputies with the Pct. 7 Crime Victim's Assistance Unit will first determine if individuals qualify for the program. Once eligibility has been determined and all pertinent information has been collected, victims will be scheduled to meet with the caseworker.
This collaborative effort between the Precinct 7 Victim's Assistance Unit and the Harris County District Attorney's Office is designed to expand accessibility and address the needs of family violence victims living within the Precinct 7 jurisdiction. However, applicants always have the option to call the DA's Office directly to request an appointment at their current location (temporary), 2221 West Loop South Ste. 101 Houston, TX 77027. The phone number is 713-274-0212.