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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An online resource for victims and witnesses of crime in BC. The website contains a broad range of information, videos and contact resources for victims and witnesses of crime. Topics include services for victims, ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese
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If you have received a subpoena requiring you to attend court to testify, you may feel uncertain about what to expect. This section of VictimsInfo.ca provides information and instructional videos on going to court in ...
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Victims as well as members of the public may, with permission, attend parole board hearings. This section of VictimsInfo.ca, an online resource for victims and witnesses of crime, offers information, an instructional ...
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Perhaps you are a victim or witness of crime and you're not sure what to do. This section of VictimsInfo.ca, an online resource for victims and witnesses of crime, provides information, tips and an instructional video ...
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A victim impact statement is a description of how a crime has affected you as a victim. This section of VictimsInfo.ca, an online resource for victims and witnesses of crime in BC, provides information, guides and an ...
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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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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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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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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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