RCMP Victim / Witness Services

The Nakusp RCMP Victim Witness Services unit has been in operation since 1989, providing information and support services to victims and witnesses of all  types of crime.

If you have been the victim of an assault, a property offense, or any other crime, or if you have witnessed a crime, CALL THE POLICE. They can take action to investigate the incident, and they can refer you to the Victim Services unit. You may also call the service directly at 250-265-4834. An answering machine is available for messages after office hours.

Referrals are accepted from:                                                                                              

RCMP officers, Crown counsel, Family court Counselors, Crisi Line, transition houses, churches, schools, other social service agencies, and from any individual wanting information and assistance.

All services are provided free of charge.

Services

  • crisis response for victims of crime and trauma, and/or their family members;
  • non-crisis services to victims and witnesses, such as:

Police and Court File Updates

Staff members can provide you with information about the status of your police and/or court file as it proceeds through the criminal justice system.

Court Support Services

Courtroom personnel and their duties are explained in detail and your questions are answered relating to the courtroom and court procedures. A staff member is available to accompany you when you have to appear in court.

Referrals to police, criminal justice practitioners, counselors, social service agencies, self-help groups, etc., are given to anyone who calls and asks for assistance.

Practical Assistance with criminal injury compensation forms, victim impact statements, home security checks.

Anything Else?  If, as a victim of crime or as a witness, you have any other questions or concerns, please call us.

LIMITS ON CONFIDENTIALITY

Victim Witness Services caseworkers are not lawyers, counselors, or police officers; we provide only information, referral, and support services.

Victim Services caseworkers treat all files as confidential, with the following limitations:

  • We must report to police any information you disclose about matters of a criminal nature
  • We must, by law, report any evidence of child abuse or neglect to the Ministry for Children and Families
  • We and/or our files may be subpoenaed in any court proceeding related to your case. If Victim Services files are subpoenaed, you have the right to counsel through Legal Aid in order to protect your interests. You do not have to meet financial eligibility requirements to obtain Legal Aid in this circumstance.
  • Victim Services caseworkers may exchange information directly relating to your file with any authorized person or agency when making a referral to that person or agency on your behalf, and with your consent
  • Finally, we are obligated to inform police if your condition or situation indicates that you or others are in a dangerous or potentially dangerous situation.

Mailing address:  Box 247, Nakusp, BC V0G 1R0

Office location: Nakusp RCMP Detachment, 925 Hwy 23 Nakusp, BC

Office hours:

  • Monday to Thursday 11:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Other hours by appointment

Telephones:

  • Victim Services office, 250-265-4834
  • Nakusp RCMP, 250-265-3677
  • New Denver RCMP, 250-358-2222
  • Fax, 250-265-4292

Member: Police Victim Services of British Columbia


Nakusp RCMP Victim Witness Services is co-sponsored by Nakusp and New Denver RCMP and Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services and is fully funded by the BC Ministry of the Attorney General.