Victim Services

A Victim Services Specialist provides emotional support to a victim going through a crime throughout the criminal justice process. 

Provides services to students, faculty and staff at UTRGV.

Provides information to victim's regarding available resources, including but not limited to counseling services, housing accommodations, transportation needs, and class assignments.

Makes referrals to appropriate UTRGV Departments, agencies and services within the county; serves as a go-between for victims, survivors and their families.

Provides information on Victim's Rights, Crime Victim Compensation and Protective Orders to victim.

Accompanies a victim to a meeting with the police, a judicial hearing, court hearing, or a hospital/medical center, and any campus departments.

UTRGV PD Safety Plan 

UTRGV PD Safety Plan - Victim Services Brochure

Download UTRGV PD Safety Plan Brochure

Resources

Name Location Phone
Safe H.A.V.E.N Forensic Exam Center at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Edinburg (956) 362-7774
SANE/CART at Valley Baptist Medical Center Harlingen (956) 389-1100
Mujeres Unidas/Women Together McAllen (956) 630-4878
Family Crisis Center Harlingen (956) 423-9305
Friendship of Women Brownsville (956) 544-7412
UTRGV Office of Victim Advocacy & Violence Prevention/OVAVP UTRGV  E: (956) 665-8287
B: (956) 882-8282

UTRGV The Counseling Center

UTRGV  E: (956) 665-2574
B: (956) 882-3897

UTRGV Students Rights & Responsibilities 

UTRGV  E: (956) 665-5375
B: (956) 882-5141

UTRGV Office of Institutional Equity

UTRGV (956) 665-2103

For more information contact:

Amanda Quintanilla
Victim Services Specialist
501 N. Sugar Rd.
Edinburg, TX 78539
956-665-3164
amanda.quintanilla01@utrgv.edu