Victim Services

We provide assistance and support for victims of crime and tragedy in Behchokǫ̀, Gamèti, Whatì, and Wekweètì. Our Victim Services Worker and volunteers provide victims of crime with:

  • Assistance
  • Information
  • Referrals
  • Support

Victim services can help you with safety planning and completing a Victim Impact Statement. They can go with you to the hospital and/or to court. They have useful information and understand your feelings.

Question: What kind of assistance and support is offered?

Answer:Victim Services can help at the time of the offence, throughout the court process and afterwards as you need it. If you reported a crime to the RCMP, ask them to give Victim Services your name and phone number.

Question: What are Victim Impact Statements, and why should I do one?

Answer: Victim Services can help you to complete a victim impact statement.A victim impact statement is a written statement, used at a sentencing hearing that tells the judge how the crime affected you.It answers questions like:How did this crime affect you?How did it make you feel?How did it affect you emotionally?How did it affect your view of yourself?A victim impact statement can give you a voice in the criminal justice system.

Question: If I am a victim of crime who lives in Gamèti, how can Victim Services help me?

Answer:Even if you live in a community where there is no Victim Services Program (Gamèti, Whatì, and Wekweètì), a Victim Services worker can still provide you with information and support over the phone.

Question: What if I am afraid to testify in court in front of the accused?

Answer:If you are required to testify in court but are afraid of the accused, you can talk to your Victim Services worker or the Crown Prosecutor about applying for a vulnerable-witness screen, a dedicated support person or other testimonial aids.These testimonial aids are to help you give a full and complete testimony of what happened at the time of the crime. There are witness screens in every community where court is held in the NWT.

Volunteer with us.

We seek compassionate, flexible individuals to work with victims of crime and tragedy after hours and on weekends. Interested individuals must be able to successfully pass a criminal record check. Training is provided free of charge. If you are interested in this exciting volunteer opportunity, please contact us at the address below. For more information about theVictim Services in Behchokǫ̀, please contact the Victim Services Worker by:

Tel: 867.392.6381 ext 1332
Fax: 867.392.6389
Email: victimservices[at]tlicho[dot]com
Location: Tłı̨chǫ Government head office
Mailing address: Attention Victim Services, P.O. Box 412, Behchokǫ̀, N.T. X0E-0Y0

For more information about Victim Services with the Department of Justice, Government of the Northwest Territories click here.