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Have you been affected by a crime? Or are you wanting to help support a victim of crime?

The Victim Services Branch provides help for victims dealing with a range of different crimes.

It doesn’t matter if the crime has been reported, a charge has been laid, or the accused has been convicted. We provide services to all people affected by a crime.

What Victim Services does:

Our services are confidential

Victim Services won’t tell you what you have to do. Normally, we also won't discuss your situation with anyone else without your knowledge and permission. However, sometimes we are required by law to inform others (such as if the victim is under 19, or a crime is about to be committed).
Our staff can help you through a difficult time. We will listen and provide the information you need.

Who Victim Services works with

We work with a diversity of victims of crime. For example, we work with victims of domestic and sexual assault, criminal harassment (stalking), physical violence & threats, property crimes & theft, and impaired driving.

People who witness a crime are also victims who may come to us for support and information.

We also work with family, friends and other service providers who support people affected by crime.

We know that each person affected by a crime has a unique experience and different needs.

Helping child and youth victims - Project Lynx

Victim Services can provide supports for children and youth (voluntary and confidential) when they have experienced a crime, with or without a criminal charge. Victim Service Workers are available to help guide the child or youth and their caregivers through the justice system and from any point in the process.

Victim Service Workers provide age appropriate information at every step through the justice process, maintaining consistent support for the child, youth and caregivers – such as:

  • Information about reporting to RCMP and the investigation of child abuse and crimes
  • Safety planning and referrals to community supports
  • Investigation, charge and court updates
  • Coordination of meetings with other justice professionals such as RCMP and the Crown’s office
  • Information about court dates, processes and outcomes
  • Support to provide victim input about the justice system through the court process
  • Preparation to attend court
  • Referrals to other community services such as counseling, treatment and programming
  • Ongoing prevention and support services after court processes have been resolved

Victim Services for children and youth are child-friendly, collaborative and consistent, aiming to reduce trauma as much as possible throughout their criminal justice involvement.

When you should contact Victim Services

You can contact us at any time: right after the crime or days, weeks or months later. It’s up to you.

However, the earlier you get in touch, the more options we may be able to offer.

Our office is open 8:00-4:30, Monday to Friday. You can call us or drop by (no appointment required).

After hours you can get help by calling VictimLink toll free: 1-800-563-0808. They will provide support, answer your questions and help you find options in your community.

If it is an emergency, call VictimLink or your local RCMP detachment.

* Videos and text adapted from Victim Services, Newfoundland Labrador

Who Victim Services works with

We work with a diversity of victims of crime. For example, we work with victims of domestic and sexual assault, criminal harassment (stalking), physical violence & threats, property crimes & theft, and impaired driving.

Contact Victim Services

Whitehorse

Victim Services, J-7
Department of Justice
Government of Yukon
301 Jarvis St.
Whitehorse, Yukon
Canada Y1A 2C6

Phone: (867) 667-8500
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, local 8500
Fax: (867) 393-6240


 

Dawson City

Victim Services
Department of Justice
Government of Yukon
P.O. Box 1312
Dawson City, Yukon Y0B 1G0

Phone: (867) 993-5831
Fax: (867) 993-6380


 

Watson Lake

Victim Services
Department of Justice
Government of Yukon
P.O. Box 622
Watson Lake, Yukon Y0A 1C0

Phone: (867) 536-2541
Fax: (867) 536-7425