The Nelson Police have partnered with the Central Kootenay RCMP to provide a joint regional Victim Services Unit that provides specific services to anyone who has been a victim of crime. The Unit is available on a 24-hour basis to assist victims of crime to cope with victimization. These services include:
24 hour crisis intervention
updates on the progress of police investigations and court proceedings
preparation for court appearances
accompanying victims to court
assistance in applying for Criminal Injury Compensation
referral to other agencies for legal or financial information or for long-term counselling
Being a victim of crime can cause financial, physical and emotional hardship. Help is available.
If you are the victim of crime, report it to the police immediately, and request to be contacted by the Victim Services Unit or call the Victim Services Coordinator at 250-505-5657 or 250-354-5196.