Victim Services of York Region is a non-profit, charitable, community-based organization working in partnership with York Regional Police, the Ontario Provincial Police, Aurora detachment, and York Region Fire Services. In this way, we meet the short-term needs of victims of crime and tragic circumstances by providing emotional support, practical assistance, and referrals to community resources for continued support. Service delivery is based on the principles of empowerment and prevention through education and advocacy.
For example, Victim Services supports individuals who have been through human trafficking, domestic violence, abuse, crime-related occurrences, suicide, and various other tragic circumstances. Victim Services recently supported a 19-year-old post-secondary student who was left to take care of their younger sibling after his single mom died in a motor vehicle accident.