What is Victim Services?
The 2015 National Victims of Crime Week theme “Shaping the Future Together” raises awareness about issues facing victims of crime and the services, programs and laws in place to help victims and their families. Tri-City Transitions Society with funding from the Department Justice Canada present information to help those victimized by crime in our community. At the language links above you will find a fact sheet in each language in PDF.
What is Abuse?
People often make the assumption that abuse is physical. Abuse is more than hitting or slapping. People who are being abused tend to know when behaviours are abusive. They know that something is not right. You may not know what it is initially. Learn to Trust yourself. Be an expert in your own life! ...more
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"20 Minutes of Action": A Father's Response to Dan Turner's Statement
As the father of three boys, I can understand the hurt and disappointment that is felt when your child makes a poor decision. The loss of the dreams and aspirations that were once so clear is a crushing blow. But rape is not just a poor decision. Rape is an intentional violation of another human being. Rape is an abuse of power. I love my boys with every ounce of my being but if they ever rape a woman, I will not defend them the way Dan Turner defended his son. I will not minimize the impact of sexual trauma because in doing so, I’d be perpetuating a much larger social issue that is playing out all around us...
Son: Twelve years ago, my Dad left my Mom for another woman. The divorce was a huge blow to my Mom’s self-esteem despite how successful and independent she was in life. After 3 years of moping around the house and feeling sorry for herself, Mom finally mustered the courage to get back into the dating […]
Here is a story about a woman and her family: Sarah lived in a nice home in an up-scale neighbourhood. She enjoyed the sense of community she found there. But, all was not well in her world. According to her husband, Sarah couldn’t do anything right, ever, he yelled at her regularly and would physically […]