Victim Services – RCMP Based

Operating Principles

The purpose is to attempt to make the victim's contact with the Criminal Justice System a POSITIVE one, thereby encouraging future involvement by the victim and community. The program is operated from the Campbell River RCMP Detachment and is supervised by the RCMP.

Services Offered


This is the most powerful tool that is offered to the victims in order to help them deal with the trauma and work their way through the Justice System. They are kept up to date on the progress of the file through the Justice System, including police file status, when charges are laid, when court dates are set, court outcome, and sentence information. The victim is encouraged to participate along the way in order to feel part of the system. Assistance is offered with court orientation, victim impact statements, Crime Victim Assistance program, restitution and court accompaniment if required. Home Security information and checks are offered free of charge to anyone who requests this service.


The program workers will attempt to match the needs of the victims to appropriate services in the community. The workers are not counsellors and will make referrals when possible.

Short Term Emotional Support

The workers offer support and empathy to victims of crime and trauma. They will offer educational material on the effects of trauma and the recovery from traumatic events.

Crisis Response Team

Victim services personnel are on call 24 hours a day. The workers will attend the scene, hospital, Detachment, home or wherever required to provide immediate support to the victims and families.

Population Served

All victims of crime and trauma are entitled to seek the service of the Unit, providing the information has been reported to the police. Services to victims of crimes such as Break and Enter, Assault, Domestic Violence, Armed Robbery, Homicide, Sudden Death, Motor Vehicle Incidents involving injuries, suicides, and any other crime where a victim has been impacted are all part of the case load for the worker. Involvement with the file may be short term or long term depending on the route taken through the Justice System.

Our service area includes Quadra island, Cortez Island, and surrounding areas.

Languages Spoken


Address / Contact Info

275 South Dogwood Campbell River, BCV9W 8C8
Assistant Program Manager : Sarah Callander

Phone Numbers

Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888
Phone: (250) 286-5606
Fax: (250) 286-5624

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Regular Hours are: Monday - Friday from 7:00am - 4:00pm.

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This program was last updated on: 19 Oct 2015.