The Texas Attorney General's "Crime Victims’ Compensation Program" can help with the costs of Counseling, Medical Rreatment, Funerals & the Loss of Income
Following a briefing with Federal, State & Local Officials, Governor Abbott implored all members of the Uvalde community – victims, families, family members, friends, and law enforcement – to use available mental and emotional health resources as they begin to navigate the weight of this tragedy.
"All Texans have been shaken to their core in the wake of the horrific tragedy that occurred yesterday in the close-knit community of Uvalde," said Governor Abbott.
"As the investigation by State and Local Authorities continues, it is our duty as elected officials to evaluate all possible means of making our schools safer to prevent future tragedies and ensure communities across the state — whether they are underserved populations within large cities or rural areas of the state — have the mental health resources needed.
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Additionally, the following other Local Law oEnforcement Divisions or officials are also providing resources in support of the investigation:
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- San Antonio Fire Department
- San Antonio Police Department
- Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM)
- U.S. Border Patro
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- U.S. Drug Enforcement Administratio
- Family Resource Center in Uvalde County Fairplex
- Uvalde Civic Center school crisis teams
- Texas Child Mental Health Consortium
- Bluebonnet Children's Advocacy Center, and
- Counseling services provided by the Texas Health & Human Services Commission and TEA. DPS and FBI are also providing mental health services for Law Enforcement Officers
"The State of Texas continues working to better protect and serve all Texans, young and old," said Abbott.
- Senator John Cornyn
- Senator Ted Cruz
- Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick
- Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan
- Attorney General Ken Paxton
- State Senator Roland Gutierrez
- State Representative Tracy King
- Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin
- Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steve McCraw
- Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Mike Morath
- Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Hal Harrell,
- as well as other State & Local Leaders