Victim Services

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If you have been a victim of crime, Victim Services is here to help

Victim Services is a free service offered by the Department of Justice and Public Safety to victims of crime in Newfoundland and Labrador.  Victim Services provides assistance to victims of:

  • intimate partner violence (domestic violence);
  • sexual assault;
  • criminal harassment (stalking);
  • personal violence like assault; assault with a weapon; assault causing bodily harm;
  • threats;
  • homicide (family members can access services);
  • impaired driving;
  • property crimes; and
  • theft and fraud.

Services are available to adult victims of crime, 16 years of age and older whether or not the crime has been reported or a charge has been laid.  Services are also available to children, youth, or witnesses (under 16 years of age) when charges are laid. A caregiver or legal guardian must consent to services.

We are here to provide:

  • General information about the criminal justice system;
  • Information on your specific case;
  • Safety planning;
  • Court preparation;
  • Assistance writing your victim impact statement;
  • Referrals to specialized community resources; if required; and
  • Emotional support and short-term counseling as you prepare to go through court.

We cannot provide:

  • Services for incidents that are not criminal in nature such as sudden deaths, suicides, or traumatic accidents;
  • Family and/or civil matters; or
  • Legal advice.