Domestic Violence Services and Coordination
Through a harmonized approach that aligns service delivery with broader coordination efforts, the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Branch works collaboratively across government and with community partners to address domestic violence and promote coordination.
The Community Safety and Crime Prevention Branch has held a long standing and important role in addressing domestic violence and currently funds over 400 victim services and violence against women programs across British Columbia. This includes over 240 violence against women counselling and outreach programs that provide services for women and children who have experienced domestic violence and other violent crimes. In addition, the ministry funds over 160 Police-Based and Community-Based Victim Service Programs, providing emotional support, information, referrals and practical assistance to victims of crime and trauma.