Victim Services

Fort Simpson Victim Services program has been offered in the community since 2006. The program also offers outreach support to: Fort Liard, NT, Jean Marie River, NT, Trout Lake, NT, Nahanni Butte, NT, and Wrigley, NT. 

Victims Services gives a voice to victims of crime in the justice system. We look to minimize the inconvenience and trauma of the process for victims. Victim Services can help to make sure your concerns and questions are answered quickly and compassionately.

Victim Services Program Mandate:

Victim Services offer support, assistance, information and referrals in a courteous and compassionate manner that respects the dignity and privacy of victims of crime and tragedy.

Victim Services can provide:

  • Information-what to expect in court and when testifying, updates on court outcome, safety planning, ODARA (risk assessment tool).
  • Assistance-in completing applications for VCEF (Victims of Crime Emergency Funding), VIS (Victim Impact Statements), Victim Notification Registry (provided victim with Federal offender status, hearings, etc.).
  • Referrals-to community counselling, shelters, other community resources that may be beneficial to you.
  • Support-emotional, attending court and liaison with Public Prosecution/Crown Witness Coordinators, accompaniment to RCMP/Health Centre.

Fort Simpson Victim Services is located in the Liidlii Kue First Nation Band Office.
Hours  Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00PM.

The Victim Support Worker is on-call 24 hours a day, should a victim require immediate support or health centre accompaniment. 

 Contact us:

 

Betty Bird

Victim Services Advocate

Fort Simpson Victim Services

PO Box 469

Fort Simpson, NT   X0E 0N0

Tel: (867) 695-3136 (confidential direct line)

Fax: (867) 695-2665