Police Based Victim Services

The mission of the Police Based Victim Services is to provide victims of crime and other traumas, their family members, and witnesses, emotional support, practical assistance and appropriate referral to community resources. Our goal is to reduce further trauma associated with the victimization and to empower the victim.

Categories of incidents / occurrences in which assistance is provided:

  • Property Offences - break and enter, theft, willful damage, arson, mischief
  • Violent Crimes - assaults, threats, kidnapping, robbery
  • Fatalities / Sudden Deaths - suicides, traffic fatalities, drowning, industrial accidents, natural deaths, homicides
  • Fraud / Extortion / Forgery
  • Violence in Relationships – assaults, harassment, stalking
  • Sexual Assaults / Abuse – adult and children, historical sexual assault
  • Family Disputes / Violence
  • Missing Persons
  • Witness to a crime or other traumatic events

What To Expect

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Information
  • Referrals
  • Court Support including Court Orientation and Accompaniment, Court updates and Information and Victim Impact Statements

How To Access Services

Service is available to all victims of crime and police-related incidents, witnesses, and affected family members.  Referral to the program is generally from police, but anyone may call in and service is free. There is no wait list, but services depend on availability of the workers. Please call a victim services worker at 604-885-5554.

Program Contact Information

Phone

604-885-5554

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00

Office Located at:
5800 Teredo St. PO Box 188 Sechelt, BC, V0N 3A0

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