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Victims Services of Durham

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Victims Services of Durham Region

Victim Services of Durham Region, a community based, not-for-profit program funded by the Government of Ontario, recognizes the importance of all victims, witnesses and their families being treated with compassion, respect and having access to the services that they need, when they need it most.

Working in parternship with the Durham Regional Police Service since 1998, Victim Services of Durham Region currently offers the Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario Program. The Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario Program provides support to individuals affected by crime and tragic circumstance that is victim-centered and culturally competent.

The menu of services offered by the program includes:

  • 24/7 on-scene crisis intervention (*Police Referred)
  • addressing immediate safety concerns
  • practical assistance
  • needs assessment
  • development of personalized referral form or service plan
  • safety planning
  • the provision of information
  • referrals to counselling and relevant community and government support services
  • enhanced support
  • follow-up
  • Services as provided to eligible victims under the Victim Quick Response Program

    For further information on our program and/or the services that we offer, please visit our website at

    General Inquries and Telephone Suppport (during regular business hours):
    Telephone: 905-579-1520 ext. 3400
    Toll Free: 1-888-579-1520 ext. 3400
    Fax: 905-579-5343
    Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.