Being a victim of crime is a frightening and unsettling experience. It is unpredictable, largely unpreventable and often unexpected. The effects can be long-term and difficult to overcome. Victim Services is here to help. Receiving support from Victim Services can:
Assist victims, their families and their friends with recovery from the impact of crime and trauma.
Assist a witness to a crime with their recovery.
Enhance safety and prevent the risk of further victimization.
Increase the level of participation and a victim’s sense of self-empowerment throughout their involvement in the criminal justice system.
Help put at ease and increase the effectiveness of a witness in court proceedings.
Access to Victim Services comes through police referrals, other agency referrals and self-referrals by phone or in person.