Victim Services, Dept. of Justice, Government of NL

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Atlantic Place, 3rd Floor
215 Water Street
PO Box 8700
St. John’s, NL
A1B 4J6

Tel: (709) 729-0900              Email: victimservices@gov.nl.ca
Fax: (709) 729-0053             Website: www.victimserviceshelp.ca

Mandate:

A free, voluntary and confidential justice service for victims of crime. Every situation is unique and the services reflect each individual’s needs. Whether it’s deciding to report an incident to the police, guidance through the court process or follow up after sentencing, they help individuals to explore options and to provide them with the information, support and understanding needed.

Target Population:

Victims of crime; all ages

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

For Adults:

  • General information about the criminal justice system to help understand how it works
  • Updated information on what is happening with the court matter
  • Court preparation
  • Help with preparing a Victim Impact Statement
  • Identifying and referring clients to specialized community resources, if needed
  • Providing emotional support and short-term counseling while dealing with victimization and the court process

For Children (Under 16) victims or witnesses:

  • General information on the criminal justice system to help understand how it works
  • Charges must be laid in order to access services and caregiver consent is required
  • Updated information on what is happening with the court matter
  • Court preparation
  • Help with preparing a Victim Impact Statement
  • Assessments and referrals for therapeutic counseling for child witnesses and their families if deemed necessary
  • Information for families to help support/prepare children involved with the court process