Victim Service Programs

There are many victim service programs available to victims of crime and their families throughout British Columbia. All victim service programs provide:

  • Criminal justice information and support
  • Safety planning
  • Practical and emotional support
  • Information and referral

Police-based Help for Victims of Crime and Trauma

Victims of all types of crime and trauma are assisted by more than 90 police-based victim services programs located in RCMP detachments and municipal police departments throughout B.C.

In addition to the services listed above, police-based victim service programs respond to police call-outs and provide critical incident response to victims and their family members in the immediate aftermath of crime or trauma.

Victims of family and sexual violence are then referred to a local community-based victim service program (if there is one) for further support and assistance.

For a complete list of police-based victim service programs, please visit the Victim Services in B.C. (PDF) (Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General)

To find a local victim service program, call VictimLinkBC.

Community-based Help for Victims of Family and Sexual Violence

B.C. has more than 60 community-based programs located throughout the province that assist victims of family and sexual violence. Some communities have specific programs for women, children, youth, male survivors of sexual abuse, Aboriginal people and people from specific ethnic communities.

Community-based victim service programs are available whether or not the victim has reported the crime to police.

Visit Victim Services in B.C. for community-based programs for victims of sexual and family violence.

To find a local victim service program, call VictimLinkBC.