Safer communities

Everyone deserves to feel safe in their community

B.C. is stepping up enforcement to keep people who commit repeat violent crimes off our streets and strengthening intervention services to make sure people have the support and treatment they need. Together, we can build safer, healthy communities for everyone.

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Stronger public safety services in your community

New funding will help specialized units staff up and help protect people in rural, remote and urban communities all over B.C.

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More mental health crisis response teams

More mobile crisis teams in more communities mean people in crisis are met early on by healthcare workers and community members.

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New coordinated response teams to manage repeat violent offenders

New units made up of police and dedicated prosecutors and probation officers who will team up to stop violent crime before it starts.

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More Indigenous Justice Centres (IJCs)

Ten new IJCs to help Indigenous Peoples get culturally appropriate advice, support and services that address the root causes that bring people into the justice system.

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More mental health and addictions services and treatment

Taking the next steps in creating a new model of addictions care at St. Pauls Hospital so people can seamlessly move from crisis response in the emergency room, to detox, to treatment services, in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care, with plans to expand this model in the future.

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Going after luxury goods of organized criminals

Introducing “unexplained wealth order” legislation in Spring 2023 to go after the houses, cars and luxury goods of high-level organized criminals who profit on misery.

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New approach to bail

Building public confidence in our prosecution system with new direction from the Attorney General to prosecutors to implement a clear and understandable approach to bail for repeat violent offenders within existing federal law.

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More supports for people leaving correctional facilities

More Community Transition Teams and better access to mental health and substance use services for people leaving all 10 provincial correctional centres to help with a safe and successful transition back into the community and help break the cycle of offending.

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Services for victims and survivors of crime

Sexual assault survivors in B.C. can access community-based services, like crisis response, counselling, exams, reporting mechanisms and child protective services.

All victims of crime, including family and sexual violence can get 24/7 information and referral services via VictimLinkBC. Call or text 1-800-563-0808, or send an email to VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca

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Community safety grants

Providing annual, one-time funding to organizations throughout B.C. to encourage more crime prevention and remediation projects.

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Legal support

Access to justice is an important part of the legal system in B.C. and Canada. Free and low-cost legal services and resources are available to help you navigate the criminal justice system.

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Frontline responders

People in B.C. rely on first responders during times of crisis and medical emergency. More support to recruit and train paramedics and first responders will mean better care for people when they need it.

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More cell service and faster internet in rural and remote communities

People living and travelling along Highway 16 between Prince George and Prince Rupert now have better access to cellular service to keep people safer and more connected.

People in First Nations, rural and remote communities will continue to get more reliable, high-speed internet access where they live.

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