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Program Overview

Victim Services of Algoma supports individuals affected by crime and tragic circumstances that is victim centered and culturally competent.

Services offered include:

  • 24/7 on-scene crisis intervention
  • Addressing immediate safety concerns
  • Community support sessions
  • Needs assessment
  • Development of a personalized referral form or service plan
  • Safety planning
  • Provision of information
  • Referrals to counselling and relevant community and government support service
  • Enhanced support
  • Follow up

Which services each individual receives will depend on their individual needs. Victim Services of Algoma will respect the right of every client to make his/her own decisions.

Program Objectives

Our program objectives are to:

  • Provide crisis intervention, emotional support, practical assistance, information and referrals to individuals affected by crime and tragic circumstance.
  • Reduce the likelihood of further harm by helping clients identify and address safety issues.
  • Help clients identify their needs and concerns, and develop strategies to address them.

Program Principals

The provision of services under the program is guided by the following principles:

  • In accordance with Victims’ Bill of Rights, 1995, victims of crime should be treated with courtesy, compassion and respect for their personal dignity and privacy.
  • The Program is committed to empowering clients to help themselves. It recognizes that the client is the decision-maker and will be supported to make informed decisions. 

Program Eligibility

The program services individuals affected by crime and tragic circumstance. Children under 16 years of age require consent/permission from a parent or guardian.



For Emergency Assistance

Contact your local police service and request Victim Services contact you.
Teams are available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week / 365 days a year after Police Attendance on scene.