Tex. Fam. Code § 57.0031

Current through the 87th Legislature Third Called Session.
Section 57.0031 - Notification of Rights of Victims of Juveniles

At the initial contact or at the earliest possible time after the initial contact between the victim of a reported crime and the juvenile probation office having the responsibility for the disposition of the juvenile, the office shall provide the victim a written notice:

(1) containing information about the availability of emergency and medical services, if applicable;
(2) stating that the victim has the right to receive information regarding compensation to victims of crime as provided by the Crime Victims' Compensation Act (Chapter 56B, Code of Criminal Procedure), including information about:
(A) the costs that may be compensated and the amount of compensation, eligibility for compensation, and procedures for application for compensation;
(B) the payment for a medical examination for a victim of a sexual assault; and
(C) referral to available social service agencies that may offer additional assistance;
(3) stating the name, address, and phone number of the victim assistance coordinator for victims of juveniles;
(4) containing the following statement: "You may call the crime victim assistance coordinator for the status of the case and information about victims' rights.";
(5) stating the rights of victims of crime under Section 57.002;
(6) summarizing each procedural stage in the processing of a juvenile case, including preliminary investigation, detention, informal adjustment of a case, disposition hearings, release proceedings, restitution, and appeals;
(7) suggesting steps the victim may take if the victim is subjected to threats or intimidation;
(8) stating the case number and assigned court for the case; and
(9) stating that the victim has the right to file a victim impact statement and to have it considered in juvenile proceedings.

Tex. Fam. Code § 57.0031

Amended by Acts 2019, Texas Acts of the 86th Leg.- Regular Session, ch. TBD,Sec. 2.34, eff. 1/1/2021.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 262, Sec. 51, eff. 1/1/1996.