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Jaime Esparza
District Attorney
Jaime Esparza
34th Judicial District
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500 E. San Antonio
2nd Floor
El Paso, Texas 79901
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Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone (915) 546-2059
Fax (915) 533-5520
Email daesparza@epcounty.com

A message from your District Attorney

Crime victims find the criminal justice system a frightening and intimidating process. However, victims do have rights and the criminal justice system today is taking positive steps to ensure that victims receive the dignity denied to them by the criminal.

My office is here to provide information, assistance and support during a truly difficult time.

If you or someone you care about is a victim of crime, you may contact trained and caring victim advocates in my office ready to help at 546-2091. You may also email your questions or concerns to daesparza@epcounty.com.

Jaime Esparza
District Attorney

Help Hope Healing

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"What To Do When Crime Hurts You"

Helping Victims:

Call (915)546-2091 Monday through Friday 8AM-5PM to speak to trained, caring victim advocates.

You are not alone - They can help!
Help, Hope, Healing


Ayudando Victimas:

Llame al (915)546-2091 de lunes a viernes de 8am a 5pm en donde le atenderán representantes capacitados, quiénes estarán dispuestos a ayudarle

Rights of Victims of Crime

  • Receive adequate protection from harm and threats of harm arising from cooperation with prosecution efforts;
  • have their safety considered by the magistrate when setting bail;
  • receive information, on request, of relevant court proceedings, including appellate proceedings, of cancellations and rescheduling prior to the event, and appellate court decisions after the decisions are entered but before they are made public;
  • be informed, when requested, by a peace officer about the defendant’s right to bail and criminal investigation procedures, and from the prosecutor’s office about general procedures in the criminal justice system, including plea agreements, restitution, appeals and parole;
  • provide pertinent information concerning the impact of the crime to the probation department prior to sentencing;
  • information about the Texas Crime Victims’ Compensation Fund and payment for a medical examination for a victim of sexual assault, and, on request, referral to social service agencies that provide additional assistance;
  • information, on request, about parole procedures; notification of parole proceedings and of the inmate’s release; and the opportunity to participate in the parole process by submitting written information to the Board of Pardons and Paroles for inclusion in the defendant’s file for consideration by the Board prior to parole;
  • a separate or secure waiting area at all public court proceedings;
  • prompt return of any property that is no longer needed as evidence;
  • prompt return of any property that is no longer needed as evidence;
  • have the prosecutor notify, upon request, an employer that the need for the victim’s testimony may involve the victim’s absence from work;
  • on request, counseling and testing regarding AIDS and HIV infection and testing for victims of sexual assault
  • request victim-offender mediation coordinated by the Victim Services Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice;
  • be informed of the use and purpose of a victim impact statement, to complete a victim impact statement and to have the statement considered before sentencing and acceptance of a plea bargain and before an inmate is released on parole.

Victim Impact Statement

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Fill out and email to: daesparza@epcounty.com or submit by mail or in person: Victim Assistance: 500 E. San Antonio, Ste. 201, El Paso, Texas 79901

Texas Crime Victims' Compensation Program Application

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Solicitud del Programa de Texas para Compensacion a las Victimas del Crimen

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The District Attorney's Victim Assistance Program does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected characteristic.