District Attorney

Victim Services Division

Mission Statement

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       
Betsy Cruz - Victim/Witness Coordinator            
Ashlee Trevino - Victim/Witness Coordinator    

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

FAQs for Victims