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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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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The Crime Victim Assistance Program is a financial benefits program that assists victims, immediate family members, and some witnesses. This information sheet is part of the Help Starts Here series and provides ...
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Breaking and entering is a serious crime, whatever the value of the property stolen or destroyed. This information sheet is part of the Help Starts Here series and provides information for victims of break and enter.
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You have been called as a witness because of your knowledge about a court case. This booklet provides you with general information about the criminal court process and your role as a witness so that your voice may be ...
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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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Sudden loss of a loved one may have wide-ranging consequences - not only intense emotional effects but also physical symptoms and financial hardship. This information sheet is part of the Help Starts Here series and ...
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