RCMP Victim Services is based in the Courtenay RCMP Detachment and is one of 92 police-based Victim Service programs in B.C. Staff, supported by highly trained, security cleared volunteers from our community, work directly with police to provide emotional support, information and referrals to victims of crime.
Staff/volunteers provide emotional support in person and over the phone to victims, witnesses and their family members. Although they do not provide counselling, they can make appropriate referrals to counselling services in the community.
Information and Practical Assistance
Staff/volunteers can provide information on the status of a police investigation, the justice system, and crime prevention. They can also assist with filling out Crime Victim Assistance Forms and Victim Impact Statements.
Programs can provide information on the role of the various players in the justice system, the practicalities of testifying as a witness, and updates on court appearances.