To offer free and confidential support services to all Victims and Witnesses of crime and traumatic events in a courteous and timely manner.
Services are currently available. Please call in advance for an appointment.
- Phone: 250-245-6061 (direct line)
- Fax: 250-245-6060
- Emergency: Call 911 or RCMP Detachment at 250-245-2215
- Located at 320 6th Ave (in the RCMP detachment)
Ladysmith Victim Services provides support and information to all victims of crime including those injured and bereaved by accused persons that are not identified or charged. We also assist the police and community in situations where there are injuries or deaths. These services can provide the information and assistance you need in your own community.
Victim Service workers are trained and skilled in dealing with matters of criminal victimization and trauma.
Services provided include but are not restricted to:
Information on the progress of the police investigation and the court case
Court orientation and accompaniment if it is necessary for you to testify in court
Help in applying for Crime Victim assistance if you have been physically or emotionally affected by the crime and referrals to other services
Victim Services needs community support and your help in:
Producing brochures and posters
Assistance in expenses incurred in training
Travel cost to outside training sessions
Funding of equipment and resource materials
This program is funded by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, the Town of Ladysmith, and the Regional District of Nanaimo (Area A & C).
It all began early in 1992 at a meeting of the Ladysmith Inter-Agency Liaison Committee, a group of representatives from the government-mandated agencies formed in the early 1970s to maximize cooperation among the agencies while minimizing the duplication of services.
In 1992, this group pooled some of their own money and decided to form a non-profit association to try to deal with these recurring situations. This became the foundation of the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association.
Read more about our history HERE (PDF).