Community Safety and Crime Prevention Branch

The Community Safety and Crime Prevention Branch of the Ministry of Justice works with communities, stakeholders, all levels of government, police and service providers to improve the safety of communities and to assist victims of violence. Our mandate includes services for victims of crime and women and children fleeing violence, financial assistance for victims of crime, victim safety and court support, crime prevention, restorative justice, combating human trafficking, and civil forfeiture.

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Criminal harassment is not a sign of love; it is about power and control - it is abuse. There are steps you can take to increase your safety at home, work and on transit. This guide provides information on what a peace ...
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Victim service workers play an important part in the administration of justice and in educating victims and witnesses in the criminal court process. This booklet is intended as a resource for victim service workers in ...
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Children and youth experience various types of crime in various contexts, such as child abuse, bullying and dating violence. This information sheet is part of the Help Starts Here series and provides information for ...
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Abuse and neglect of older adults takes many different forms: physical, sexual, emotional, and financial. This information sheet is part of the Help Starts Here series and provides information for older adults that ...
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Under the Crime Victim Assistance Act, victims injured as a result of certain crimes, immediate family members of an injured or deceased victim, and some witnesses may be eligible for financial assistance or benefits.
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Sexual assault is any form of sexual contact without a person's consent, including the threat of sexual contact without consent. This information sheet is part of the Help Starts Here series and provides information for ...
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This information booklet is part of the Help Starts Here series and provides information on the criminal justice process and the services available to victims of crime.
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This is a series of handouts for communities in British Columbia addressing sexual exploitation of children and youth. The handouts include information on setting up a community action network, creating an action plan, ...
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Victim service workers play an important part in the administration of justice and in educating victims and witnesses in the criminal court process. This booklet is intended as a resource for victim service workers in ...
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There are special protections available to assist vulnerable victims and witnesses in court. This information sheet is part of the Help Starts Here series and provides information for victims and witnesses going to ...
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