WOMEN SAFE

WOMEN’S RIGHT TO BE SAFE

In accordance with the deliverables identified by Ministry of Women and Gender Equality, Canada, and inclusion of our generations, the NCCABC is sharing poignant stories by: Introducing Indigenous children, girls and women to the services within their communities that focus on culturally-appropriate responses to safety issues. 

Increasing the knowledge of the impact of over-representation of Indigenous children and youth in the child protection justice system. Inspiring readers with stories from Indigenous women who have shown resiliency and strength in building a violence-free life through their own personal safety strategies.

All of this is highlighted in our highly regarded Women’s Right to Be Safe Guide.

Women’s Right to Be Safe Guide (Click to View PDF)

 

INDIGENOUS VICTIM SERVICES

PURPOSE

As part of a multidisciplinary team, the Indigenous Victim Service Worker will provide services that are culturally relevant, culturally safe, and trauma-informed for Indigenous sexual assault survivors. The service worker will focus on counselling survivors and will be achieved through a community-based direct referral process. The program is open to any Indigenous person (First Nations, Inuit, Métis), members of the LGBTQ2S community and their family members.

HOW WE CAN HELP:

The Indigenous Victim Services Worker provides culturally-sensitive services to Indigenous victims of violence to lessen the trauma and assist in the recovery associated with being a victim of crime through the provision of counselling, support, information, referrals, and practical assistance by:

  • Providing emotional and cultural support specific to clients’ unique needs and concerns.
  • Developing and supporting comprehensive individualized safety plans.
  • Working collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team including team meetings with police, community-based victim services, NCCABC Family Advocate, housing agencies, transition homes, MCFD, and other key partners.
  • Maintaining contact and network with other community services providers and criminal justice system personnel and to provide a referral base for clients; providing community outreach and public education to promote awareness regarding victims’ issues and victim services.
  • Assisting in completing and submitting forms including Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) applications, Victim Impact Statements, BC Housing applications and registration with the Victim Safety Unit.
  • Providing information and orientation regarding the Criminal Justice system and roles of key parties.
  • Maintaining integrity and hold confidentiality as a Victim Services Worker, while collaborating with systems with differing mandates and perspectives.

Women’s Right to Be Safe Guide (Click to View PDF)

Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Vol 1A (Click to View PDF)

Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Vol 1B (Click to View PDF)

Final Report of the Community Dialogue Sessions on the Criminal Justice Findings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (Click to View PDF)

Summary Report – Indigenous Courtwork Program – Dialogue Sessions on the Criminal Justice Findings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls held on December 4 and 11, 2020 (Click to View PDF)