Assistance & Support
Victim Service workers are trained to provide assistance and support to those whose lives have been impacted by crime and trauma. Services include:
Assistance with official forms, i.e. Crime Victims Assistance Program (if eligible) and Victim Impact Statements
Court support including court orientation and accompaniment
Information on safety planning including home security and personal safety
Information on the Criminal Justice System
Information on the status of the police file
Referral to other agencies and services
Upon police request, staff may attend the scene of the incident, the detachment(s), or the hospital.
Locations & Service Areas
Victim Services personnel are able to meet with clients in offices located in the Lake Country and West Kelowna RCMP Detachments, associated community policing offices and in the main office which is located within the Kelowna RCMP Detachment at 350 Doyle Avenue in downtown Kelowna. The service area covers communities from Peachland to Oyama including the City of Kelowna, District of West Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland, the electoral areas of the Regional District of Central Okanagan, and Westbank First Nation.
The program is jointly funded by the Regional District of Central Okanagan, the Ministry of Justice, Westbank First Nation, and is supported by the Kelowna RCMP integrated detachment.
The Central Okanagan RCMP Victim Services has been in operation since 1989.
If you are a victim of crime, British Columbia’s Victims of Crime Act gives you the right to receive information about:
Crime Victim Assistance Program
How the criminal justice system works, the status of the police investigation and the court case