“On the Eleventh Day of Christmas”…says the RCMP

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas Crime Prevention the RCMP told me…“Learn about the RCMP Victim Services programs within your community.”

Julia Rustad, Program Manager for RCMP Victim Services, encourages Nova Scotians to utilize the support services offered by the RCMP if they have been a victim of crime.

– RCMP Victim Services in Nova Scotia is available to people who have experienced a crime such as break and enter, intimate partner violence, serious motor vehicle accidents and fraud.

– This is a police-based program where victims of crime receive information, emotional support and referral from volunteers trained and working under the direction of the RCMP.

– The volunteers receive referrals from police officers when there has been a crime committed or a tragedy occurs. RCMP volunteers have access to several resources in order to do their job, including crime prevention tips, a list of community resources and safety plans for victims of intimate partner violence.

– Currently, there are victim service volunteers at detachments in Lunenburg County,Windsor District, Cole Harbour, Lower Sackville, Tantallon, Musquodoboit Harbour, Sheet Harbour, North Central, North Preston and Enfield. If you are interested in becoming a Victim Service volunteer contact your local detachment.

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