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.
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.
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.
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.