How can I find out more about keeping my family safe?

Support and Information

VictimLinkBC – Ministry of Justice

VictimLinkBC is a toll free, confidential, telephone service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It provides services in 110 languages, including 17 Aboriginal languages, and is TTY accessible.

DomesticViolenceBC – Government of British Columbia

Domestic ViolenceBC is a website that shows you where to find help and how to stay safe. It includes information for teens.

Victim Services – Ministry of Justice

The B.C.'s Criminal Justice System website has a section called If You Are a Victim of Crime where you can learn more about services and resources available to victims of crime in British Columbia.

Family justice counsellors and Family Justice Centres – Ministry of Justice

Family Justice Centres are staffed by family justice counsellors who can give you information about protecting yourself and your family. They provide services free of charge to parents and other family members.

To contact a family justice counsellor at the Family Justice Centre nearest you please call EnquiryBC between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, and ask the operator to transfer you.

Family Law in British Columbia – Legal Services Society

Family Law in British Columbia provides information and resources about family violence, including:

Clicklaw – Courthouse Libraries BC

Clicklaw provides user friendly, searchable access to key legal information, including information about separation and divorce. On the home page (“Solve Problems”), go to “Your Safety” and select Abuse & family violence.

Clicklaw’s HelpMap can help you locate services that can assist with abuse and family violence.

Clicklaw will link you to information in languages other than English. On the home page, select languages to find legal resources and services in 15 other languages.

Dial-A-Law – Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch

Dial-A-Law is a library of scripts prepared by lawyers. It is a service of the Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch. It offers information on a wide range of topics, including family violence.