Victims of Domestic Violence

Battlefords Victim Services offer a range of services to help you cope with what has happened, including situations involving Victims of Domestic Violence.

General Information

Although there are many forms of domestic violence and abuse, Battelfords Victim Services mainly provides support to victims when the abuse is deemed criminal. We provide support to children and adults affected by domestic violence. We can also offer support and services to adult victims of domestic violence without a report made to the police.

Battlefords Domestic Violence Treatment Options Court Victim Support Worker

Our program employs a dedicated DVTO Court Victim Support Worker. The support worker can guide the victim of domestic violence through the unique aspects of this court. If a charge is laid in relation to intimate partner abuse, it is likely that the accused will make his/her first court appearance in the DVTO court.

The support worker can meet with the victim to offer information about community resources, safety planning, risk assessment, and Criminal Justice System procedures. Some common community resources available to victims of domestic violence are; personal counselling, women's support group, and programming for children exposed to domestic violence.

The Victims of Interpersonal Violence Act

This act provides three ways to assist and protect victims of interpersonal violence

1. Emergency Intervention Order
2. Victim's Assistance Order
3. Warrant of Entry

To obtain more information with regards to the act and other please contact Battlefords Victim Services at the Battlefords RCMP Detachment at 1052 101st Street North Battleford or call the office at (306) 446-1550 during office hours.