Are you a victim of or witness to a crime in British Columbia? VictimsInfo.ca will give you the resources and information you need to deal with the consequences of crime. Topics include Services for Victims, Reporting a Crime, Criminal Charges, Going to Court and Sentencing.
Vancouver's Downtown Community Court is a pilot project that aims to reduce crime and improve public safety by addressing underlying problems that lead to offenders committing crimes. Videos produced by the Society introduce you to the court, explain how it works, and detail how the court is working with the community.
The Community Crime Prevention Guide provides information and tools for BC communities to develop action plans and tools that can be used to build safe, secure environments. Topics include Mobilizing Communities, Engaging Youth and Evaluation. The Guide is available online and can also be ordered for free.
When young people testify in court, they may feel like they don’t have many choices when, in reality, they do. CourtChoices.ca uses animated videos to teach youth about the choices they have when testifying as well as what happens before, during and after testifying.
Aboriginal women and girls in Canada are at higher risk of violence than other groups of women, and they are more likely to experience higher rates and severity of gender-based violence. Breaking the Cycle: Ending Violence Against Women in Aboriginal Communities includes a series of resources produced by the Justice Education Society of BC, in support of the We Can BC Campaign. A video, an adult workshop with a facilitation guide, as well as a lesson plan and teaching kit for students were created.
Your Voice in Criminal Court is designed for use by Victim Service Workers and other professionals to educate victims and witnesses about the criminal court process. The materials will help orient adult witnesses for Provincial Court. An informational booklet accompanies the DVD.
GangPrevention.ca aims to prevent youth involvement in gang activity by distributing information and resources to parents, teachers and the youth. These resources de-glamourize the gang lifestyle and show youth the reality of gangs – a life of violence, drugs and criminal activity.
SurvivingthePast.ca is a website that looks at the history and nature of institutional child abuse in Canada. It shows us how survivors are naming the abuse and restoring dignity in their lives and communities. Topics include Understanding Institutional Child Abuse, Options for Dealing with Abuse and Resources.