Community Based Victim Service (CBVS) Program is free and open to self and community referrals. The program provides emotional support, justice related information referrals and practical assistance to victims and their families, of crime and trauma. Many instances of physical and sexual abuse go unreported; we offer a safe place to talk about relationship violence, abuse and sexual assault where the focus is not just about the criminal justice system.
We serve all genders: Women, youth, children, men and self-identified genders who have experienced or have witnessed physical, emotional or sexual violence.
Community Victim Services Program is closed on weekends & statutory holidays and may not be able to return your call until the next business day.
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How can we help? We can:
Provide risk assessment and safety planning, resource and referral information
Assist you to find appropriate community services that can help
Provide emotional support on the phone or in person Help explore decisions and strategies for coping with trauma
Provide court information, orientation and accompaniment when possible
Help with Crime Victim Assistance Applications, Victim Impact Statement and other forms
Help you with the understanding of the cycle of violence, what is a 'healthy' relationship and assist in the development of a safety plan
We are members of EVA BC (Ending Violence Association of BC), CASEY (Community Against Sexual Exploitation of Youth) and VAWIR (Violence Against Women in Relationships)
Hours of Service Monday - Friday: Flexible hours
Our staff and for more information:
1) Melissa at 250-338-7575 ext. 226 for more information on Domestic/Family Violence
2) Isabel at 250-338-7575 ext. 224 for more information on Sexual Assault and Child Sexual Abuse - recent and historical
Funded by:Ministry of Justice- Victim Services and Crime Prevention Community Safety and Crime Prevention Branch
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