Under The Victim’s Bill of Rights, Manitoba Justice and law enforcement agencies across the province are responsible for providing services to victims of the most serious crime. MOVA works co-operatively with Manitoba Justice to ensure that family survivors of homicide victims, who desire, have information, services and supports available to help ensure their rights are protected.
Based on interactions with family survivors of homicide victims, MOVA can offer invaluable insight on victims’ needs, not only to the victims themselves, but also to government.
- MOVA can support people who call them for help after a homicide has occurred.
- MOVA can arrange individual follow-up visits.
- MOVA can accompany family survivors of homicide victims to court proceedings.
- MOVA can inform family survivors of homicide victims of their options, rights and responsibilities throughout the court process from a victim’s perspective.
- MOVA can refer family survivors of homicide victims to additional victim service agencies and counselling agencies.
- MOVA can provide long term support for family survivors of homicide.
MOVA can provide victims with a library of resource material collected from government agencies and private organizations. MOVA maintains an informative website with pertinent information as well as links to other agencies and helpful websites. MOVA conducts regular professionally facilitated sharing meetings for victims who need to talk to others who understand their journey.
MOVA creates public awareness of victims’ needs and concerns via public forums, speaking engagements and awareness booths in shopping centres.
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