TALK TO VICTIM SERVICES
The West Vancouver Police Victim Services Program provides victims of crime and trauma with support, assistance, information, and referrals to community resources in time of need or crisis. The Victim Services Program recognizes the impact of a crime or traumatic event can be complex, as are the unique individual needs that follow.
Services may include:
- immediate on-site crisis and trauma response
- emotional support
- safety planning
- support navigating the criminal justice system
- referrals to other resources and agencies
- assistance with forms, such as Victim Impact Statements and Crime Victim Assistance Applications
- assistance with court information, court orientation, liaising with Crown Counsel and court accompaniment
Staff and a team of trained volunteers are able to assist on a wide variety of incident types, including but not limited to: Abuse, Assault, Domestic Violence, Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents, Home Invasion, Robbery, Sudden Deaths and Suicides.
Referrals to the service are regularly made by the police or other criminal justice personnel; however, individuals may also contact the program directly at 604-925-7468.
After-hour’s assistance for Victims of Crime:
VictimLINK (24 Hour Telephone Crisis Assistance) 1-800-563-0808
VICTIM SERVICES RESOURCES
Dial or Text 2-1-1 to find support services in British Columbia.
Free, confidential, with service available 24/7 in over 150 languages.
The Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) assists victims, immediate family members & some witnesses coping with the effects of violent crime. The program provides financial benefits to help offset financial losses and assist recovery.
1-800-660-3888 or 604-660-3888
Confidential, barrier-free, non-judgemental support & follow-up for youth, adults, and seniors in crisis through 24/7 phone lines and online services.
The death of a family member or close friend may be one of the most painful events in a person’s life.
If you are dealing with the sudden death of someone you were close to or you know someone who is help is available.
8-1-1 is a free-of-charge provincial health information and advice phone line available in British Columbia.
Canada’s only 24/7 e-mental health service offering free, confidential support to young people in English and French.