Department of Justice

Dealing with Different Crimes

Victim Services

Dealing with Different Crimes

Victims Services works with people affected by a range of crimes.

It doesn’t matter if the crime has been reported, a charge has been laid, or the accused has been convicted.

Victim Services recognizes that everyone affected by a crime has a unique experience and different needs.

Information about specific crimes

Some crimes involve different options and approaches to dealing with the crime and its impacts. You can learn more by visiting these pages:

Domestic Violence: For victims of violence committed by someone you live with, including spousal assault and elder abuse.

Sexual Assault: For victims of sexual abuse, unwanted sexual touching, or forced or non-consensual sexual activity.

Criminal Harassment (stalking): For victims of harassing behaviour which includes someone repeatedly following you, communicating with you or watching your home. This is stalking and it’s a crime.

Physical Violence & Threats: For victims of physical assault (non-sexual) and threats of violence.

Impaired driving: For victims of impaired driving incidents.

Property crimes & theft: For victims of breaking and entering, car theft, vandalism and other related crimes.

If you have been affected by another type of crime, please contact us if you need support or have any questions.

Depending on your experience, you may find information on reporting a crime and understanding the court process to be helpful.

Children and Youth Victims

We also work with children and youth victims of any crime.

Young people experience various types of crime, in various contexts. Child abuse, bullying and dating violence are terms commonly associated with crimes against children and youth.

Children and youth may also be victims of theft, assault, robbery, and related offences involving physical violence or threats of violence. They might be involved in offences related to neglect, or sexual offences such as sexual interference, sexual exploitation or sexual assault.

Young people may be victimized by adults, older children or youth, or their peers. It might be people they know, including family and friends, or strangers.

Visit Helping Children and Youth for information on how to support young victims.