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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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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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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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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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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This information sheet is part of the Help Starts Here series and provides information for young victims and witnesses who need to testify in court.
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The Youth Against Violence Line (1-800-680-4264) is a safe, confidential and anonymous way to report crime, violent incidents, or to talk through a problem. Trained support workers know how to listen, can provide crisis ...
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Youth dating violence is any form of violence or abusive behaviour towards a youth by a boyfriend or girlfriend, or by an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend. This information sheet is part of the Help Starts Here series and ...
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Domestic violence is any form of violent or abusive behaviour that happens during a relationship or after such a relationship ends. This information sheet is part of the Help Starts Here series and provides information ...
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The Victim Safety Unit provides information to victims when the accused or offender is supervised by BC Corrections. This information sheet is part of the Help Starts Here series and provides information about victim ...
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