Services & Referrals

SERVICES

VICTIM ASSISTANCE

We are equipped to provide support and assistance to victims of violent crime throughout Canada. Victims and their families can contact Victims of Violence for support and referrals, and help understanding the justice system. We conduct research on issues related to victims of crime and act as a resource centre, providing information on these issues for victims and the community.

We produce and distribute victim information guides on a variety of topics having to do with victims and the criminal justice system, including such topics as “A Guide to Providing Support and Assistance to Victims” and “A Survivor’s Guide to Homicide and Grieving.” Please browse our Victim Information Library to view our victim information guides. They may also be ordered in paper format by emailing vofv(at)victimsofviolence(dot)on.ca.

MISSING CHILDREN SERVICES

We are equipped to print and distribute posters of missing persons throughout Canada free of charge. Victims of Violence is not able to accept cases of children who have been the victim of parental abduction. If you would like more information on parental child abduction, or would like support in this area, please contact us for a referral to an organization in your area. If you would like copies of our posters, for display in a public place, please email us at vofv(at)victimsofviolence(dot)on.ca.

CHILD PROTECTION AND CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS

We are dedicated to the protection of children through education. We offer a wide variety of written child protection materials, and a number of materials to help parents understand the importance of educating their children on personal safety. Many thousands of child protection materials are distributed annually in an effort to prevent crimes against children. We also produce a variety of Child Safety Booklets including such topics as “Your Child and the Internet” and “Responding to and Reporting Child Sexual Abuse”. Please browse Child Protection & Safety to view our child safety information booklets and to access information about our Child ID kit program.

REFERRALS

As you travel through the criminal justice system, there may be times where you need support, accompaniment or help from an organization that is close to where you live. We have compiled an extensive listing of private and government agencies which are equipped to deal with victims of various types of crime. Please browse these listings by searching by keyword or by filtering by type of service and/or by region.

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Swan River, Manitoba R0L 1Z0
(204) 734-9369 (Office)
(204) 734-5440 (Fax)
succ119@mts.net (Email)

Sydney, NS

(902) 563-3655
Toll-Free: 1-800-565-0071

(Serves Cape Breton, Richmond, Inverness and Victoria)

New Glasgow, NS

(902) 752-0132
Toll-Free Crisis Line: 1-888-831-0330

Terrace, BC

(250) 638-7411

(Program includes Stewart)

http://www.cehd.umn.edu/ssw/rjp/

Established in 1994, the center is the first academic-based site on restorative justice, founded by practitioner, trainer and researcher, Dr. Mark Umbrei, and continues to be an International Resource Center in Support of Restorative Justice Dialogue, Research and Training.

Financial Assistance and other Benefits

Vancouver, BC
(604) 660-3888
Toll Free (in BC): 1-888-660-3888

http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/victimservices/financial/#cvap

If you are a victim, immediate family member, or a witness to a crime who has been injured physically or emotionally, you may be eligible for financial assistance or benefits to help with costs and your recovery. Victim service workers can help you apply through the Crime Victim Assistance Program.

2000 M Street NW, Suite 480
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 467-8700
Fax: (202) 467-8701

https://www.victimsofcrime.org/

A non-profit organization that advocates for victims’ rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims’ issues.

24/7 Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

http://www.traffickingresourcecenter.org/

A national anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States.