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Victims Assistance vital in minimizing impact of crime

TERRACE RCMP Detachment recognizes victims and witnesses of crime and trauma, and commends our Victim Services Personnel during the 7th annual National Victims of Crime Awareness Week, running April 22 to 28.

The theme for this year’s National Victims of Crime Awareness Week is “Moving Forward”.

This theme underlines the good work that individuals, communities, agencies and governments are doing in moving Victim Services forward as the professional service it has become.

“The Terrace Victims Assistance Program is a paramount in efforts to minimize the impact of crime. We work closely with them and value the support they provide,” says Inspector Dana Hart, officer in charge Terrace Detachment.

Within the RCMP, Victim Services has become an integral component of the policing services we provide the citizens we serve here in BC, and we would like to thank our Terrace Victim Services staff and volunteers for their dedication and commitment to RCMP Victim Services, and for their outstanding service provision to victims and witnesses of crime and trauma.

The Terrace and District Victims Assistance Program provides support to victims, witnesses, family members and others who have been impacted by crime and trauma.

The program is jointly funded through grants from the Ministry of Justice, City of Terrace, and the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine.

The Terrace Victims Assistance Program has two paid staff and four volunteers.

These dedicated volunteers provided more than 800 hours of service to the program last year.

We would also like to thank our members, civilian staff and volunteers, along with all individuals and agencies in our community who assist in supporting victims of crime, and in moving victim issues forward.

The work these individuals and agencies do to support victims of crime directly contributes to the RCMP’s ultimate goal of keeping our communities across BC safe and secure and we thank you for your dedication and commitment.

For further information or to access victim support services, please contact our Detachment Victim Services Program at 250-638-7411. If you require additional information, please contact VictimLINK, a provincial toll-free victim support line at 1-800-563-0808.

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