In our community, citizens live with the fundamental expectation that they will not be victimized. This belief is based on the safety and security provided by law. Through this and in the presence of our justice system, our society has established safe communities and work environments. However, on occasion, and regardless of our best efforts, people do get hurt.
When consequences are severe, and people experience serious trauma, victims require support. After a major incident, people sometimes find themselves re-victimized by the justice system, particularly in the treatment they receive when giving evidence. The challenge is to guide the victim through this process through education and support. As a volunteer with Victim Services you can be a part of this process.