VICTIM SERVICES

For over 25 years, Family Services has delivered Victim Services to women and children who have experienced domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking.

About the Program


Family Services has 18 Victim Support Workers embedded with various units of the New Westminster Police Department, the Vancouver Police Department, and in partnership with the RCMP in Richmond, Burnaby and at UBC.

Victim Support Workers offer trauma-informed support; safety planning; referral to resources; support navigating the criminal justice system; advocacy with various Ministries; and community education about sexual assault, human trafficking, and domestic and gender-based violence.

Victim Services is accessible to anyone in need, whether or not they have reported the crime to the police. There are no fees to access any of our Victim Services, which are funded by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Vancouver Coastal Health, and our donors’ support.

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES


  • Vancouver Police Department: Domestic Violence Unit, Counter Exploitation Unit, Provincial Protective Measures Unit, Elder Abuse Unit

 

  • New Westminster Police Department: Domestic Violence Response Team, Elder Abuse Unit, Special Investigations Unit
  • Burnaby/New Westminster Community-Based Victims Services: Domestic Violence Response Program, Domestic Violence Response Unit

 

  • Richmond Community-Based Victims Services: Family Violence Unit, Community-Based Victim Services
  • UBC RCMP: Police-Based Victims Services

WHY WE HELP: GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE IN CANADA


96K

Cases of intimate partner violence in Canada last year

95%

Of victims are women

51%

Of violent incidents are witnessed by children

1

Woman every six days is killed in Canada by her intimate partner

Contact Us

VANCOUVER

Victim Services

201 – 1638 E. Broadway

T: 604 731 4951

 

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