A victim is an individual, family or friend who has suffered or been affected by a crime or tragedy such as: Residential Break-in Sexual Assault Physical Assault Robbery Theft Homicide / Traffic Fatalities / Suicide Child Abuse / Third Party Assault Threats / Harassing Phone Calls / Mischief Domestic Violence “This is one experience that
Some people may have trouble understanding their feelings and actions after a crime or tragedy. It is important to remember that these are normal reactions to an abnormal situation. Some of the reactions you may experience are: Fear Anger Sleeplessness Flashbacks / Nightmares Nervousness Guilt What can you do about it? Don’t keep it inside;
Since 1993, a highly trained group of volunteer victim support workers have been providing support, information and referral to victims of crime and trauma. You are not alone!
The effects of crime and tragedy are all around us.
Many of us have been victims or know of a victim or a family that has suffered the impact of a crime or tragedy. Besides experiencing confusion, fear and anger, victims often have to deal with a number of problems involving emotional and physical injuries, issues with finances and employment and conflicts with family. There may be confusion with the justice system, questions about the investigation and a need to know exactly what is happening.
The Westlock Community Victim Services Unit Association is dedicated to helping victims.