Brandon Police Service
Phone: (204) 729-2335
Since 1990, The Victim Services Unit has been providing support, information and referral services to help victims of crime or misfortune. If you are a victim, or know of someone who has been victimized, please feel free to use this service – Phone # (204) 729-2335.
When you’re the victim of crime or misfortune, you may experience feelings of:
- "Why me?"
A crime, an accident or emergency can be traumatic and overwhelming for the victim, the family or for witnesses. A person may feel loss of control, emotional turmoil and confusion. Court proceedings can be long and stressful. The Victim Services Unit is committed to assisting victims through crisis, the justice system including police, the courts and corrections.
The Victim Services Unit is available to assist you should you require information about your case. We are here to assist you through your crisis. If you have questions about police procedures, the court system and other important issues, such as:
- Has an arrest been made?
- When is the next court date?
- How do I file a Victim Impact Statement?
- Do I qualify for Victims Compensation?
- Court Updates and Court Orders – what does this order mean? The conditions?
- Court Preparation Sessions – to assist you with the trial process
Call us at # (204) 729-2335
Call 9-1-1 for Police, Fire and Ambulance
Be prepared to tell the Operator:
- Who you need – Police, Fire or Ambulance
- Your Name
- The address where you need help
- What is happening now
- How it happened
- When it happened
Victims Have Rights
In Manitoba, Victims have a voice and the right to expect to:
- Be treated with courtesy, compassion and respect
- Receive assistance throughout the criminal justice process
- Have reasonable steps taken for their safety and safety of their families
- Be given information and updates on the case
- Participate in the Victim Impact Statement program
- Be given information on the Compensation for Victims of Crime program
- Request that the accused participate in restorative justice initiatives
- Be given information, on request, as to the name of the accused, the offence for which they have been charged, court dates and release information
- Have property that was seized as evidence, be returned as soon as possible
SafetyAid Program (FREE for SENIORS)
SafetyAid is a crime prevention program for seniors. The SafetyAid Team will come to your home and do a FREE home safety audit and a fall prevention audit. It gives seniors a greater sense of safety and security in their homes. SafetyAid also provides material on how to prevent falls.
Who is eligible?
- Seniors 65+
- Any senior who lives in a house
- Net income below $25,000 or combined income of $30,000 for couples
- Seniors who exceed the income levels, are STILL ELIGIBLE FOR A FREE AUDIT!
- Victims of break and enter or home invasion receive 1st priority
Call VICTIM SERVICES – Phone # (204) 729-2335 - to find out more and get your FREE HOME SAFETY AUDIT!
Federal Income Support for Parents of Murdered or Missing Children Grant
The Government of Canada is committed to supporting victims of crime and their families. The Federal Income Support for Parents of Murdered or Missing Children (PMMC) grant is available to help parents while they are dealing with their tragedy.
This grant provides $350 a week of income support for up to 35 weeks to parents of murdered or missing children (less than 18 years of age) whose death or disappearance is the result of a probable Criminal Code offence which took place in Canada on or after January 1, 2013.
To access this income support, parents must be on leave from all employment and must apply for and receive the grant within one year of the offence. This grant can be shared by more than one eligible applicant for the same incident.
For complete eligibility criteria and more detailed information about the PMMC grant or to access the forms to apply for this income support grant, please visit www.servicecanada.gc.ca/pmmc.