Victim Services Division
The Bell County District Attorney's Office of Victim Services is committed to implementing direct, personal service to victims and their families throughout Bell County. It is our mission to assure victims that they are not left behind at the crime scene, but can be involved, if desired, in all aspects of the Criminal Justice System.
What is a Victim Assistant Coordinator?
Our office has been recognized at both the state and national levels for leadership in the developing field of Victim's rights. Two full-time victim/witness coordinators assist crime victims and their families, as well as other civilian witnesses in cases going to trial, with the sometimes difficult activities associated with participation in the criminal justice process. The coordinator is particularly helpful in cases involving young children who have been victimized, and in sexual assault cases where victims often feel unusually violated, not only by the offense, but at times by the necessity of testifying about the offense in court.
The coordinator also assists with arranging for mental health counseling, application for crime victim compensation benefits, and pretrial interviews in preparation for actual trial of a case. The coordinator provides continuing information to victims and witnesses regarding case status and scheduling.
Meet Your Victim Services Coordinators
Dana Bettger - Victim/Witness Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Betsy Cruz - Victim/Witness Coordinator email@example.com
Susie Hernandez - Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
Bell County Justice Center
1201 Huey Road, Suite 2100
Belton, Texas 76513
Phone: (254) 933-5235 or (800) 460-2355 ext. 5235
Fax (254) 933-5911
Forms and Applications