Victim Impact Statements
Programs and Volunteers in the Peace Region
Peace Regional Victim Services is a police-based, nonprofit organization working with the RCMP and serving residents within the RCMP catchment areas of Peace River, Grimshaw, McLennan, Red Earth Creek and the satellite detachments of Duncan's First Nation and Woodland Cree First Nation.
Our mission is to "provide support, assistance, information and referrals in a courteous and compassionate manner that respects the dignity and privacy of primary and secondary victims of crime or tragedy."
Volunteer advocates assist these victims by providing information on financial benefits, restitution and victim impact statements. The advocates support their clients from the time of crisis through and beyond conclusion of the court process. This service is available to our clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Peace Regional Victim Services provides immediate emotional and physical support during the crisis event, along with confidentiality and anonymity from non-judgmental, respectful, empathetic professional individuals, who are culturally sensitive and don't discriminate against any people groups.
Services include, but are not limited to, court preparation and support, referral services, appointment accompaniment, legal system navigation and education, crisis intervention and support, with an in-depth involvement in collaborative efforts with government and non-government agencies and services. We focus on ongoing training to ensure that our advocates and staff are properly educating and informing our clients. Peace Regional Victim Services is guided by a clear code of conduct and bound by the strictest of professional ethics.
We have two full-time employees and one part-time employee, 10 active volunteer advocates and 9 Board Members.