Success Break and Enter
OVS / Ottawa Police Break and Enter Project
Ottawa Victim Services (OVS) provides emotional support, practical assistance and referrals to community resources to victims of crime and tragic circumstance.
OVS is a program that consists of community volunteers assisting emergency and community service providers in meeting short-term practical and emotional needs of victims of crime, and their long-term needs by referral to appropriate existing community agencies.
Specific objectives of the program are:
- To assist police, and community services in meeting the needs of victims.
- To lessen the trauma of being victimized.
- To help the victim cope with the impact of crime and/or tragic circumstances.
- To encourage the victim to connect with appropriate community resources.
- To provide opportunity for the community to become more involved in dealing with the effects of victimization.
The primary purpose of this project is to provide sustainable emotional and practical assistance and relevant referrals to victims of break and enters in the City of Ottawa who are presently underserved.
The project includes:
- contacting all victims of break and enter who meet the criteria through a multi-lingual information package;
- providing emotional and practical support and referrals to services which may benefit them through follow-up calls with all victims of break and enter and;
- an information session.
This project will reach out to all victims of break and enter and will be able to address their needs at an individual needs basis.
If you are having ongoing concerns about your safety after the incident or just need someone to talk to, victim support workers who are trained volunteers of OVS and/or staff members are available to help you.
You can call us at 613-238-2762 or attend an information session focusing on the impact of Break and Enter and the available community services that are able to assist you.
Please call OVS to register.
For more information:
Volunteer Coordinator, OVS
(613)238-2762 ext. 223