Hinton Victim Support Services Unit

The Hinton Victim Support Services Unit (HVSSU) provides services to victims of crime or trauma in the Hinton area. HVSSU volunteer advocates provide immediate support, practical information, and needed referrals to victims of crime or trauma 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Services provided include:
  • Assisting in securing temporary safe housing and transportation
  • Offering informal emotional support and assistance
  • Providing court preparation and support services to victim witnesses
  • Referring individuals to appropriate agencies / organizations
  • Responding first to victims of crime and trauma as referred to by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
The HVSSU also oversees solicitor general mandated programs including:
  • Financial benefits
  • Restitution
  • Victim impact statements