Victim Notification – Victim Safety Unit (VSU)
Register to be informed of status of an Accused or Offender.
Who should register with the Victim Safety Unit . . .
Victims of crime or persons protected by a Family Relations Act restraining order who have significant safety concerns and who want notification about the status of an adult accused/offender being supervised by B.C. Corrections.
Registering for notification means that you may be provided with on-going information about the status of an accused (person charged with crime) or an offender (person convicted of the crime), including whether or not they are currently in provincial jail, when they may get out of provincial jail, what community they may be in, and what conditions the accused or offender may have to follow.
The victim notification program is run by the Province’s Victim Safety Unit. For assistance in registering for victim notification contact the Victim Safety Unit directly. See the Contact Us page.
More information and the victim notification application form is available below:
Safety Planning and Protective Measures
Victim Service Workers can help you develop a safety plan. Safety plans help to identify risks and present some possible strategies or options for reducing or eliminating these risks. A Victim Service Worker can also help revise a safety plan as circumstances change.
Certain victims may be eligible for protective measures including security systems, changing locks and (in some cases) relocation. This benefit is available through the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP). For more information see the documents: Benefits Available to Victims, Immediate Family Members and Witnesses on the Financial Assistance and other Benefits page of this website.
For more information about Safety Planning and Protection Measures call VictimLink BC.
Protection Order Registry
The Protection Order Registry is a confidential database containing all civil and criminal protection orders issued in British Columbia. The goal of the Protection Order Registry is to contribute to the reduction of violence against women, vulnerable adults, youth and children through support of the enforcement of civil and criminal protection orders.
Protection orders issued in BC Courts or by the police are sent to the registry on the day they are made in court, and are entered on the database the same day. The police have 24-hour access to the Protection Order Registry, and can obtain a copy of the order within minutes.
If you are a protected party, you can confirm that your protection order is on the registry by calling VictimLink BC. See the Protection Order Registry web site for more information.
Transition Houses and Safe Homes
For information on transition houses and safe homes see Victim Safety and Housing page on this website.