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Program Overview:

Victim Services of Algoma supports individuals affected by crime and tragic circumstances that is victim-centered and culturally-competent.

Menu of Services offered:

  • 24/7 on-scene crisis intervention;
  • Addressing immediate safety concerns;
  • Community support sessions;
  • Needs assessment;
  • Development of a personalized referral form or service plan;
  • Safety planning;
  • Provision of information;
  • Referrals to counselling and relevant community and government support service;
  • Enhanced support; and
  • Follow up.

Which services each individual receives will depend on their individual needs.  Victim Services of Algoma will respect the right of every client to make his/her own decisions. 

Program Objectives:

The program objectives:

  • To provide crisis intervention, emotional support, practical assistance, information and referrals to individuals affected by crime and tragic circumstance.
  • To reduce the likelihood of further harm by helping clients identify and address safety issues.
  • To help clients identify their needs and concerns, and develop strategies to address them.

Program Eligibility:

The program services individuals affected by crime and tragic circumstance.  Children under 16 years of age require consent/permission from a parent or guardian.

Program Principals:

The provision of services under the program is guided by the following principles:

  • In accordance with Victims’ Bill of Rights, 1995, victims of crime should be treated with courtesy, compassion and respect for their personal dignity and privacy.
  • The Program is committed to empowering clients to help themselves.  It recognizes that the client is the decision-maker and will be supported to make informed decisions.