OUTREACH and VICTIM ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The VA Program operates Monday-Friday, and for crisis callouts. Call anytime to make an appointment or ask questions; confidentiality is assured. We understand and value your right to privacy and respect. As we transition our new staff into this role, should you require support, you can contact the 24/7, province-wide Victim Link line at 1-800- 563-0808 or email email@example.com
In case of emergency, while this position is vacant, please call the local RCMP at 250-559-4421.
The mandate of Victim Services is to provide practical and emotional support to ALL victims of crime. We can liaise with justice personnel, attend court and meetings with you as an advocate, help navigate the justice system, provide referrals, and provide critical incident response and safety planning. We can work with the community on issues of crime prevention, public awareness and educational programming.
Outreach is a program that coordinates with other agencies on-island to identify and address the service needs of women and their families. We endeavour to deliver culturally relevant public education and raise awareness around violence prevention, the effects of violence on women and children, and provide direct service through supportive listening as well as practical supports.
Transportation, advocacy, accompaniment to appointments, referrals, life skill development, safety planning and taking third party reports are all part of the program coordinator’s role.
Tara Lee Lee