Police Based Victim Services Funding

Year
2011
Category
Justice and Protective Services
NCLGA Ref#
B20
UBCM Ref#
C1/B14

Status

Endorsed by the NCLGA and UBCM Memberships

Details

WHEREAS Police Based Victim Services programs are funded by the Solicitor General Ministry on a per capita basis for individual RCMP detachments;

AND WHEREAS a per capita funding formula does not accurately reflect the demand for victim services, resulting in the potential for inadequate funding for some detachments:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that NCLGA and UBCM support the establishment of a Police Based Victim Services funding formula that is based on a detachment’s level and severity of crime and criminal justice case load.

Additional Information

UBCM Comments:

The UBCM membership has consistently endorsed resolutions requesting that the Province look at the funding for victim services programs (2010-B12; 2008-B4; 2006-B9; 2003-Victims Services Program; 1996-43). However, members have not previously considered a resolution that requested that the funding formula for victim services be based on a detachment’s level and severity of crime and criminal case load.