How We Support

Police Victim Services of BC provides leadership in supporting frontline police-based victim services professionals in British Columbia who support victims and survivors of all criminal and traumatic incidents. As the largest police-based victim services association in Canada, PVSBC is at the forefront of victim services. PVSBC actively engages with all levels of government and community originations. PVSBC raises awareness about community safety issues that affect the delivery of services and support to victims.

Our support to PVSBC members includes:

  • Developing and delivering training, including our Annual Symposium and the PVSBC Comprehensive Training Program
  • Keeping members up-to-date on emerging provincial, national and international issues
  • Advocating on behalf of our membership to government and other stakeholders
  • Delivering the PVSBC Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for professionals within the sector who do not have access to an EAP
  • Commissioning the independent Comprehensive Provincial Review to examine the value and consistency of services in British Columbia
  • Appearing before the Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act with recommendations to have police-based victim services and police-based victim services workers  recognized within future amendments to the Police Act, along with recognizing the legal rights of victims.