Special Victim Assistance Program (SVAP)

Family Services Coordinator: Jennifer Campbell, 604.792.4267
SVAP Workers: Nancy Drewery, Jodie Burrell

Information, referral and court accompaniment is provided for victims of domestic violence, date rape, spousal assault, elder abuse, and sexual assault. Most often, the offence is committed by somebody the victim already knew. Being a victim of crime can be hard on you financially, physically and emotionally.

Our funding partner is the Ministry of Justice.

Program Details

The issues experienced by survivors of relationship abuse, elder abuse, criminal harassment, sexual assault and child sexual abuse are unique, and their needs are different from victims of other crimes.

Are you a witness or victim in a relationship abuse or sexual assault trial?
Are you confused about the court system?
Would you like to know what is happening with your file?
Are you nervous or frightened about going to court?
Are you being pressured to “drop” the charges against the accused?
Do you need help accessing help?
Would you like more information about the “no contact” order?
There is help available for you.

Information and Support

Criminal justice system
Police file status
Court case results
Impact of the crime on you
Victims of Crime Act
Liaison with Crown Counsel, police and other agencies
Court Accompaniment
Court Orientation
Someone to talk to
Community agencies
Transition House
Emergency Social Services
Crisis Lines
Counselling/ Support groups
Crime Victim Assistance Program
Victim Impact Statement

Helpful Links

Specialized Victim Assistance Program (brochure)

VictimLink BC – 1.800.563.0807
(Toll free confidential multilingual telephone line available 24/7)

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