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Victim Services

Victim Services

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.

 

SUPPORT

When you’re the victim of crime or misfortune, you may experience feelings of:

  • Fear
  • Anger
  • Violation
  • Anxiety
  • Isolation
  • Helplessness
  • Hurt 
  • Depression
  • Self-doubt
  • Stress
  • Shock
  • Disbelief
  • "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.

 

INFORMATION

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

 

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

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!

  

RESOURCES

Canadian Centre for Child Protection

Canadian Centre for Child Protection - french

 

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