Victim Services

BC Society of Transition Houses 
The BC Society of Transition Houses (BCSTH) is a non-profit association of transition houses, safe homes, second stage houses, and other groups which serve the needs of abused women and their children.

Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime 
Assist victims of crime and their families in dealing with the sentence administration or parole authorities to ensure that they are kept informed and act as a resource centre for victims by providing understanding and knowledge of the Canadian Criminal Justice System. Includes a link to their publication "A Victim's Guide to the Canadian Criminal Justice System: Questions and Answers".

Child Abuse Prevention Network 
For professionals in the field of child abuse and neglect.

Cowichan Women Against Violence Society 
Cowichan Women Against Violence Society works from a feminist perspective to provide a supportive environment for victims and children who have been affected by abuse. We support diversity, change, choice and growth through counselling, advocacy, emergency shelter, community development and education.

Ending Violence Association of BC
A resource for community-based services that support survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, child abuse and criminal harassment.a resource for community-based services that support survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, child abuse and criminal harassment.

National Center for Victims of Crime
The National Center for Victims of Crime is a leading resource and advocacy organization for American crime victims. Since 1985, they have worked with more than 10,000 grassroots organizations and criminal justice agencies serving millions of crime victims.

National Office for Victims - Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada 
Established in November 2005, the National Office for Victims is a central resource for victims of offenders under federal responsibility. Provides an Information Guide to Assist Victims.

National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA)
NOVA is a recognized Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) of the United Nations, and works closely with the United Nations on initiatives related to crime and disaster victims and victims of abuse of power.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
A principle information and resource center regarding all aspects of sexual violence. It provides national leadership, consultation and technical assistance by generating and facilitating the development and flow of information on sexual violence intervention and prevention strategies. The NSVRC works to address the causes and impact of sexual violence through collaboration, prevention efforts and the distribution of resources.

Office for Victims of Crimes
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) was established by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to oversee diverse programs that benefit victims of crime. The agency supports training designed to educate criminal justice and allied professionals regarding the rights and needs of U.S. crime victims.

Police Victim Services of British Columbia 
Provide leadership and work collaboratively to enhance services to victims of crime and trauma.

Policy Centre for Victims Issues - Department of Justice 
The Policy Centre for Victim Issues at the Department of Justice Canada is mandated to work toward improving the experience of victims of crime in the criminal justice system by pursuing a range of activities and initiatives.

Victim Services Directory 
A list of all victim service programs in British Columbia.

Victim Services - Government of B.C. 
The Government of B.C. funds over 150 programs, run by non-profit agencies and local police detachments, that provide information about the justice system, practical help, emotional support and referrals to other appropriate programs.

Last updated March 2, 2019