Who is eligible for services?
Adult victims of crime, sixteen (16) years of age and over. Priorities for service are victims of violent crimes. Overall the nature of the offense and victim’s response will be the determining factors. In some cases where the victim is incapacitated or has died as a result of the crime, the family would be considered the potential client. Services are available to those who feel they have been victimized regardless of whether a complaint has been made to the police or a charge has been laid.
When should I contact Victim Services?
You can call the nearest Victim Services office anytime after a crime has taken place. It is usually best to contact Victim Services as early as possible. You can contact Victim Services yourself or you may be referred.
What services can I expect?
- General information about the criminal justice system to help you understand how it works;
- Updated information on what is happening with your case;
- Pre-court preparation so you can participate more meaningfully in the court process;
- If you wish to complete one, help with preparing a Victim Impact Statement;
- Identifying and referring you to specialized community resources if you need them;
- Providing emotional support and short-term counseling as you deal with your victimization and the court process.
Victim Services Publications
- Applying for Peace Bonds in Newfoundland and Labrador (131 KB)
- Victim Services Pamphlet (89 KB)
- Victim Impact Statement Guidelines (20 KB)
- Introduction to Court (37 KB)
- Assaulted, Threatened or Harassed? (30 KB)
- Stalking (14 KB)
Other Relevant Publications
- Family Violence Protection Act Pamphlets
Family Violence Protection Act Pamphlet (English) (573 KB)
Family Violence Protection Act Pamphlet (Inuktitut) (552 KB)
Family Violence Protection Act Pamphlet (Innu-aimun) (555 KB)
- Family Violence Protection Act Booklets
Family Violence Protection Act (English) (787 KB)
Family Violence Protection Act (Inuktitut) (809 KB)
Family Violence Protection Act (Innu-aimun) (784 KB)
Other Important and Helpful Links
- Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- National Clearing House on Family Violence
- Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres
- Justice Canada: Policy Centre for Victim Issues
- Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime
- Peace Bond Application
- Domestic Violence Forms (Family Violence Protection Act)
- Parole Board of Canada