The Leander Police Department Victim Service Unit was developed to assist victims, families, neighbors, survivors, and anyone who has experienced trauma as a result of crime. The Victim Services Unit can help victims and/or their families by providing referrals based on the specific circumstances. We work closely with many local, regional, and statewide partners to provide follow-up services. We will inform victims of their rights, provide assistance with Crime Victim Compensation, give criminal justice system support, make public education presentations, provide referrals to other social services, and be an advocate on behalf of victims.
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer Victim Services Advocate or a volunteer Police Chaplain? Visit the Helping Us Help the Community page to learn more about how you can assist the Victim Services Division and community.
If you are in an Abusive Relationship and need help finding a safe place to stay or finding counseling and legal resources, please contact:
- Hope Alliance (Williamson County) at 1800-460-SAFE (7233) or
- Safe Place (Travis County) at 512-267-SAFE (7233).
If you are a Runaway who left a dangerous situation, please contact the Texas Youth Hotline:
- Phone: 800-989-6884
- Text: 512-872-5777
If you are Thinking of Harming Yourself, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255.
For additional resources, please contact 2-1-1.
In the provided documents, you can find a booklet pertaining to information on services for Crime Victims and a booklet on dealing with grief. Both informational booklets are provided in English and Spanish.
We wanted to show everyone our new "soft" interview room designed by the kind folks at IKEA - Round Rock. The room is designated for sensitive interviews of children who are victims of or witnesses to the crime and used as a place to meet with victims who have children with them and are interacting with CID Detectives. This approach has been found to be beneficial when talking with children, as the environment is soft, comfortable, and familiar. The "soft" design helps reduce anxiety in children during what is otherwise a terrible and stressful time. We want to thank our good friends at IKEA - Round Rock, especially Store Manager Paul Mansfield and Sales Manager Richard Herrington for your support of the Leander Police Department and the children of our community. An extra helping of thanks goes out to Work IKEA Planner & Home Furnishing Consultant Audra Sorweid who helped coordinate the effort and volunteered her own personal time to come in and assist in the design and set-up of the room. A plaque will be presented to the store and one will be hung in the room indicating our most sincere appreciation.