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Programs and Services

Crisis Intervention

The Victim Services Unit provides support to individuals affected by crime and tragic circumstance that is victim-centered and culturally competent.

The menu of services offered by the program includes:

  • 24/7 on-scene crisis intervention *Police Referred*
  • addressing immediate safety concerns
  • practical assistance
  • needs assessment
  • safety planning
  • the provision of information
  • referrals to counselling and relevant community and government support services
  • enhanced support
  • follow-up
  • Services as provided to eligible victims under the Victim Quick Response Program

Vulnerable Person Registry

The Vulnerable Person Registry is a voluntary service offered throughout the Halton Region that allows family members and/or caregivers of vulnerable persons to submit critical information to Halton Regional Police Service that may be used during an emergency situation.

This voluntary Vulnerable Person Registry will provide the Halton Regional Police Service with emergency contact information, detailed physical descriptions, known routines and the special needs of this individual. This information will assist officers in communicating with, attending a residence of or dealing with an emergency involving this individual.

For more information see the Vulnerable Person Registry page, download the factsheet or access the Vulnerable Person Registry.

Project Lifesaver

Clients enrolled in PLS wear a small personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal. If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver notifies the Halton Police. Officers trained in the use of the equipment will then respond to the missing person's area. A receiver antenna is then used to track the frequency associated to the missing person's transmitter to assist in pinpointing their location including direction of travel and distance based on the strength of the signal.

To learn more about Project Lifesaver, click here.

Mobile Tracking System (MTS)

The Mobile Tracking System (MTS) is a GPS tracking device that acts as a personal alarm for individuals that have been identified as “at risk” of further violence. Given that the MTS is a short term option, all recipients actively work on other safety measures with the GPS portion acting as only one component of a larger safety plan. Victim Services Unit in conjunction with the Domestic Violence Unit of the Halton Regional Police Service offers a case management approach to reducing risk through intervention, safety planning, limited financial assistance, information, referrals, education, and advocacy.

The MTS:

  • Places a priority on victim safety
  • Promotes an improved response to victims
  • Respects an individual victims autonomy
  • Promotes a community-wide response to reduce domestic violence

Goals and Objectives:

  • To assist in the prevention of violence and criminal harassment.
  • To assist in the protection of persons who are identified at high risk of experiencing violence.
  • To assist high risk persons in providing a safe environment for themselves and their children.
  • To assist clients throughout the judicial process.
  • To fulfill an advocacy and educational role.
  • To support the process of empowerment.
  • To assist clients in restoring a sense of normalcy to their lives.

For more information contact the Victim Services Unit of the Halton Regional Police Service.

Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP)

The Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP) provides immediate assistance to victims of violent crime. It is designed to support victims in the immediate aftermath of a violent crime, to lessen the impact of the event, and to increase a victim’s safety. This support is available to all at risk victims including, but not limited to, victims of Homicide, Attempt Murder, Serious physical assault, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human trafficking and hate crimes.

Through this program, eligible victims who have no other financial means are able to access the following services:

  • Emergency expenses to secure premises to ensure immediate safety, emergency accommodation and meals where there are no secure housing options available
  • Transportation and dependent care costs for a family member who must identify a homicide victim or support a seriously injured victim of violent crime.
  • Crime scene cleanup requiring specialized services.
  • Funeral expenses to assist families of homicide victims.
  • Counselling to provide short-term, early intervention counselling to help victims of serious crime.

For more information, contact:

Kathleen Cox
Victim Quick Response Coordinator
905-825-4810
Kathleen.Cox@haltonpolice.ca