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Victim Services of Durham Region provides immediate crisis response, intervention and prevention services which are responsive to the needs of individuals, families and communities affected by crime and sudden tragedies.
Victim Services provides victims of any crime or tragedy with free and confidential supportive services aimed at early intervention. We provide police-referred, immediate (on-site or over the phone) and/or follow-up crisis intervention 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
While each person’s reaction to trauma is highly individual, people who have been victims of a crime or tragedy often share a sense of having lost control over their lives. In the initial stages of any crisis, most people want to speak to someone who will understand their immediate need for information pertaining to personal safety and options available to them. Our intervention ensures the victim is safe, emotionally stabilized and connected to the appropriate support services. Referrals to community agencies that offer on-going support are also provided.
Victim Crisis Responders are on-call 24/7 to respond to police requests for Victim Assistance. Victim Services works in partnership with the Durham Regional Police Services and Ontario Provincial Police.
We Are Here to Help
Victim Services of Durham Region recognize the importance that all victims, witnesses and their families be treated with compassion, respect and have access to information concerning services available to them.
VICTIM SERVICES is here to ensure that citizens in our community, affected by crime, tragic circumstance and disaster, receive emotional support, practical assistance and access to the services that they need, when they need it most. Please know that you are not alone and there are many services here to help you.