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If you have any questions about dealing with a crime, the court process or victim issues in general, please don't hesitate to contact Victim Services. This page provides some additonal information you might also find helpful.

Dealing with Different Crimes

Domestic Violence Resources

Options, Choices, Changes: A resource booklet for women experiencing abuse. Contains information about abuse; information to help you make choices; and telephone numbers and addresses of services that can be of help. Published by the Women's Directorate.
Getting Real: A 28-minute drama about a young northern Aboriginal girl who is learning to detect the signs of violence, both in her family and amongst her closest friends. "Getting Real" was produced entirely in Yukon as part of a public education campaign on violence prevention. 
Internet Safety is a short document on how to change your privacy settings and clear your history so that people can't see what you have been looking at online.

Sexual Assault Resources

Your Body, Your Choice: Sexual Assault Prevention for Youth: Designed for youth, but helpful for anyone interested in learning more about the impacts of sexual assault and how to prevent it.
How to support a women who has been sexually assaulted: This booklet provides helpful information, ideas and contact information for people wanting to support a woman who has been sexually assaulted.

Impaired Driving Resources

Mothers Against Drunk Drivers provides a number of resources and services for victims.

Criminal Harassment Resources

Stalking: It’s not love is a pamphlet put out by the RCMP.
Criminal Harassment is a handout prepared by the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime. 

Understanding the Justice System – Guides for Victims & Witnesses

Navigating the Canadian Criminal Justice System: A Guide for Victims is available through the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime.
An Introduction to Court is a basic guide aimed at victims and witnesses.
A Crime Victim’s Guide to the Criminal Justice System by the Policy Centre for Victim Issues
Court Prep is a site that helps youth understand and prepare for court. It is helpful for everyone, and includes a sections on witness tips, the justice process and interactive games.

Help for helpers Resources

Compassion Fatigue Solutions provides skill-based workshops, consulting services and training materials focusing on compassion fatigue, self-care and workplace wellness.

Research on victims & victimization

Policy Centre for Victim Issues in the federal Department of Justice works toward giving victims an effective voice in the criminal justice system. It has a number of publications and research, including the annual the Victims of Crime Research Digest.
Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile is a 2010 report that provides the most current data on the nature and extent of family violence in Canada. It also includes trends over time, as part of the ongoing initiative to inform policy makers and the public about family violence issues.

Yukon Legislation & Policies

The Victims of Crime Act became law in the Yukon in April 2011. This new act includes the Victims' Bill of Rights.
The Family Violence Prevention Act focuses on the victim by offering three protective court orders that provide several ways in which victims can seek help.

Other information

Sharing Common Ground: A Review of Yukon’s Police Force: The Yukon Department of Justice, Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) and "M" Division of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) undertook a review of policing in Yukon in 2010, with the support of an Advisory Committee. This website provides the final reports and updates on implementation.