Ministry of Justice

Victims and Witnesses of Crime and Violence

Violence Free BC

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The Violence Free BC strategy (VFBC) is a roadmap going forward, combining immediate actions with a long-term vision to end violence against women, and support women whose lives and well-being have been impacted by violence.

Help is available if you have been impacted by crime or violence.

Being a victim or witness to crime, violence or abuse is a role no one is prepared for and not everyone will respond the same way to the same crime. As well, immediate family members of crime victims can experience loss and psychological harm.

If it happens to you, it is important that you talk to someone about how the crime or violence has affected you. Help is available. Using the navigation on the left, see:

For assistance in connecting to a Victim Service Worker in your area call:

VictimLink BC 1 800 563-0808

  • Toll free anywhere in B.C. or Yukon, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Confidential and anonymous
  • Multilingual and TTY accessible

If you are in Immediate DANGER or fear for your safety:

Call the Police right away . . . 911

If your community does not have a 911 service, look for the local police emergency phone number on the first page of your phone book under 'Emergency'.