Coquitlam RCMP Detachment
Victim Services Program
The BC Ministry of Attorney General provides a wide range of victim services, for victims as well as the friends and families of victims of crime. For more information call the Victim information line at 1-800-563-0808. They can help you if:You're not sure whether you are the victim of a crime
You want to find out about services available to you in your community
You have any questions or concerns
The Victim information line is a free service. It is available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (An answering machine is available for messages after hours).
What can victims-of-crime do?
If you are a victim, under the Victims of Crime Act you have the right to receive information on:Victim assistance
Compensation for criminal injury
How the criminal justice system works
The status of the police investigation and the court case
The administration of the offender's sentence
Your rights to privacy
Victim Services in Belcarra
The Coquitlam RCMP Community Resources / Victim Assistance Program has been providing support and information services to the communities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra since 1980.
A dedicated and highly trained group of staff and volunteers are available to victims 24 hours /24 hour / 7 days-a-week police-based crisis intervention services
Support to victims/witnesses of crime and other trauma (available in several different languages)
Support to youth and families in crisis
7 days-a-week. Services include:
Services provided to victims/witnesses of crime and trauma include:Police-based crisis intervention
Information on the status of the police investigation and the progress of the case through the court system
Court orientation and escort if the victim/ witness is required to testify
Crime prevention information
Referrals to other agencies for counseling, financial support, legal or financial assistance, housing, etc.
Assistance in completing Criminal Injury Compensation applications
Assistance in completing Victim Impact Statements
Crisis intervention services are provided to individuals and families who have been the victim/witness to a crime or other traumatic event such as a serious motor vehicle accident, sudden death or suicide, or acute family problems.
Personal Disaster Assistance is provided to individuals and families who have been the victim of situations such as floods and house fires. This service is provided in conjunction with the Canadian Red Cross and the Provincial Emergency Program.
Youth and Family Support
Emotional and practical support is provided to youth and families experiencing difficulties. Problems may include running away, sexual exploitation of youth/ children, parent-teen conflict, drug and alcohol use/abuse, or early criminal activity such as shoplifting.
Families will be assisted in clarifying their concerns, prioritizing their needs. Also referrals to agencies in the community that are able to provide appropriate ongoing support will be made available to families.
The Coquitlam RCMP Victim Services Program offers educational programs on a variety of topics including:Personal safety
Sexual assault prevention
Issues for youth victims
Violence against women in relationships
Are you interested in being a volunteer? To be a volunteers with Victim Services Program you must:Be at least 19 years of age
Possess a valid BC Driver's License
Be able to obtain and maintain a RCMP Enhanced Security Clearance
Possess excellent written and spoken skills
Have demonstrated abilities in working with people
Have a positive outlook on life
Due to the complex nature of Victim Services, all volunteers must:Successfully complete the Program's Basic Core Training Program
Attend a monthly meeting
Work a minimum of five hours per week for at least one year
Work one Friday or Saturday night shift once a month
Attend advanced training sessions as offered
Be a positive member of a team of workers committed to providing a professional support service to victims of crime and trauma.
The Coquitlam RCMP Community Resources / Victim Assistance Program gratefully acknowledges all of the individuals, businesses, and service groups whose generous donations assist the Program in providing services to our clients. To make a donation, please contact the Coquitlam Victim Services Coordinator at 604-945-1585.
For more information, assistance or to volunteer, please call the Coquitlam RCMP Victim Services Program at 604-945-1585.