Crime Victims Civil Legal Services (CVCLS)

The CVCLS program creates an avenue for crime victims to receive civil legal services that allow them to be protected and move on to a life without their abuser. The civil service obtained generally consists of a Divorce, Protective Order, Child Custody, Child Support, or a combination thereof. Even though the majority of cases fall into the Family Law area, the program also aids those who have other issues such as evictions, wills, or consumer debt problems.

Program Eligibility Requirements

  1. Low-income as determined by 2013 CVCLS Financial Eligibility Guidelines below.
  2. Must be a crime victim. This is verified through police reports, medical records, a protective order, supporting witnesses or some other substantial proof.
  3. The legal service sought must be related to the crime committed against the applicant or child of the applicant Eligibility includes Bexar and contiguous counties
Household Size Annual Income Monthly Weekly
1 $21,543 $1,795 $414
2 $29,081 $2,423 $559
3 $36,619 $3,052 $704
4 $44,156 $3,680 $849
5 $51,694 $4,308 $994
6 $59,231 $4,936 $1,139
7 $66,769 $5,564 $1,284
8 $74,306 $6,192 $1,429
Each additional person add:
$7,538 $628 $145

For further information or questions about this program please contact