Government of B.C.

Law, Crime & Justice

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Family Justice Counselling

Free help for separating and divorcing families.

Family Maintenance Enforcement

Assistance with collecting and receiving support payments. 

Victim Safety Unit

Information for victims about an accused or offender.

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About B.C.'s Justice System

British Columbians expect the justice system to keep their communities safe and to provide certainty, proportionality and, above all, fairness when it deals with criminal, civil and family law matters. They expect an accessible system that overcomes barriers like distance, and which makes information and options clear. And they expect the system to be affordable. The B.C. government is transforming justice services in ways that meets these expectations.

Criminal Justice

The criminal justice system is a foundation of Canadian society. It plays an important part in creating a just, peaceful and safe society. It does this by maintaining public safety, enforcing laws and protecting people’s rights. British Columbia works hard to ensure the best information about the criminal justice system is easily accessible to all British Columbians.

Human Rights

Human rights belong to all British Columbians. They are fundamental to creating and sustaining a fair and civilised society, and they help to ensure that all British Columbians can participate fully in the economic, social, political and cultural life of the province.

Courthouse Services

There are 89 court locations throughout the province, 44 of which include court registries. Registries provide services to the public and legal community, including starting a court action, filing court documents, accessing court file information, paying fines or requesting information on court processes. 

For Legal Professionals

Learn how to nominate a British Columbia lawyer for a Queen’s Counsel (QC) designation, apply to article with the Ministry of Justice or become a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits.

Court Services Online

Court Services Online

British Columbia's electronic court registry.

Court Services Online

Hate Crime BC

Hate Crime BC

Call 9-1-1 to report a hate crime.

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Violence-free relationships goal of new school program

Promoting safety in relationships and a violence-free B.C. are goals of new learning resources the Province is piloting in schools in Surrey, Delta and Chetwynd, toward making final versions available to all B.C. school districts by the end of the year.

Promoting safety in relationships and a violence-free B.C. are goals of new learning resources the Province is piloting in schools in Surrey, Delta and Chetwynd, toward making final versions available to all B.C. school districts by the end of the year.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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