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Notification

Victims of crime and persons protected by a Family Relations Act restraining order who have significant safety concerns can register with the Victim Safety Unit (VSU) to receive ongoing notification about the status of an accused person or offender who is supervised by provincial corrections.

The VSU can notify registrants about accused/offender custody (jail) or community (probation, bail) movements or changes. Examples of movements include releases, admissions, transfers (both custody and community) and applications for parole.

VSU provides a full range of notifications during regular business hours and in partnership with VictimLink BC, provides notifications of release from custody in the evenings and on weekends.

To apply for notification, download the form on this page under More Information and follow the instructions within. For more information about notification registration contact:

Victim Safety Unit

Victim Services & Crime Prevention Division
Telephone: 604 660-0316
Toll Free: 1 877 315-8822
Facsimile: 604 660-0335
Website: Victim Safety Unit Website

If an offender is in federal custody (serving a sentence of two years or more), victims can contact the Parole Board of Canada, toll free at 1-866-789-4636 for information.

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