Network Partner Information
Who can be a Network Partner?
The Network Partners are legal and non-legal service providers who provide free or very minimal fee services to victims of crime. A service provider does not need to focus only on serving the needs of crime victims to be a Network Partner. To be a Network Partner, a provider need only have some crime victim clients whom they wish to serve and wish to refer for other support services. Network Partners include service providers like the Victim Services Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety that works exclusively with crime victims and their families. Partners also include providers like Lone Star Legal Aid that works with both crime victim and non-victim clients.
What are the benefits of being a Network Partner?
Full access to the Network Partner Referral Directory – Network Partners will be provided a log-in to the Referral Directory to view Network Partners full profiles including where to make direct client referrals for your crime victim clients.
Direct client referrals with other Network Partners – All Network Partners provide a full profile of their services which is included in the Network Referral Directory. This information allows our Partners who log-in to the directory to find the services their crime victim clients need and make direct referrals to those Network Partners on their clients’ behalf instead of just handing the victim client a phone number or address to apply on their own.
Access to free Network Partner trainings – The Network can offer free access to web-based trainings on a variety of topics facing crime victim clients and their service providers.
Is Network Partnership free?
Yes, Network Partnership is absolutely free.
What will I have to do as a Network Partner?
Network Partners are expected to provide a full profile of the services they offer and periodically update their profiles when necessary. Partners must be willing to share crime victim client referrals among Network Partners. Partners who have crime victim clients who need services they do not or cannot offer, must log in to the referral directory and search for a Network Partner who matches the needs of their victim client and make a direct referral to the matching Network Partner on behalf of the client. Partners must be willing to receive victim client referrals from other Partners when their services match the needs of the client
Are Partners required to provide services to every client referred to their office by a fellow Network Partner?
No. Partners are not required to provide services to every client referred to their office via the Network. However, we do ask that you maintain your directory profile so that the Network Partners will have enough information about your services to refer only those clients that match the services you provide. Partner profiles can be updated in real time and Partners can easily switch from accepting to not accepting referrals when necessary.
How do I become a Network Partner?
If your organization is not already listed in our directory, please send us a request to join our network.
Are you already a Partner?
Don't forget to review Partner Referral Protocols and forms.