Contact Victim Services You can phone or drop in to talk to us (no appointment required) Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Whitehorse In person: 301 Jarvis Street, 2nd floor Phone: 867-667-8500 Toll free: 1-800-661-0408, ext: 8500
Dawson City In person: 813B 3rd Avenue Phone: 867-993-5831
Watson Lake In person: 820 Adela Trail Phone: 867-536-2541
By law, every person has to report situations where a child or youth under 19 years of age needs protection.
Children and youth victims of crime information; referrals; and other resources. Children and youth can be victims of: abuse and neglect; bullying; dating violence; assault; sexual violence; or theft and other crimes.
They may be the victims of: adults; young people; family members; friends; strangers; or people they trust.
Obligation to report crimes If a child or youth is in immediate danger, phone 911. Tell Family and Children's Services if you know a child is being: abused; neglected; or sexually exploited; or if children are part of a family with a domestic violence situation.
Contact Family and Children's Services In person: 1st Floor, Royal Bank Building, 4114-4th Avenue in Whitehorse Phone: 867-667-3002 or toll free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT) 1-800-661-0408 extension 3002 You can report situations by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Report online sexualized abuse or exploitation To report online situations where children or youth are being sexually abused or exploited: phone 911; and report online at the Cybertip tip line or by phone toll free 1-866-658-9022
Canada’s national tip line receives information from the public about: child pornography; travelling to sexually exploit a child; child trafficking; and children exploited though prostitution.
Cybertip can provide:
Support for a child or youth victim of a crime Parents want to keep their children safe. When children or youth are victims of crime, this can be very hard for parents and caregivers, as well as the young victims.
Parents and caregivers Assure the child or youth that they did the right thing in telling someone. React calmly. Let the child know that talking usually helps, and be there to listen. Reassure the child or youth that what happened is not their fault. Accept that the child or youth may “act out” but set limits. Understand your own feelings and take care of yourself. Discuss with the child or youth any steps to take. Watch for signs that the child or youth needs additional support or help. Contact Victim Services to get support.
What can Victim Services do for child and youth victims? If a child or youth is a victim of crime, Victim Services can provide support for them and their family members. Victim Services provides a range of support and information: provide crisis support for parents, children and youth, and other affected family members; listen and help young victims tell their story and be heard; help children and youth and their parents develop a safety plan if needed; and help victims get support from other agencies.
Services available through Project Lynx are: 1 point of contact for families; specially trained police officer for child interviews; testifying in court by video; access to witness rooms for families during court; and court preparation for children and parents. Watch this video on how a Victim Services worker can help with the court process.
Resources for children and youth Child, Youth and Family Treatment Services Government of Yukon Family and Children Services Government of Yukon Healthy Families Government of Yukon Child, Youth and Family Health Kwanlin Dün First Nation Youth Support Services Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Cybertip Canada’s tipline to report the online sexual exploitation of children. Jordan's Principles Ensures First Nation children receive the services they need. Find more resources for victims of crime.
How a child and their family may be affected by a crime Child or youth victims Being victimized can impact a young person’s view of the world as a safe place. Children and youth may be affected by crime in many ways, emotionally and physically. At different development stages, children may express emotions differently.
Responses can include things such as: being more clingy, withdrawing; having stomach aches; exhibiting anxiety and depression; denying there's anything wrong; and "acting out” when they find it hard to express their feelings.
Parents and family Emotions among parents and other family members can be significant as well. These can include: shock; disbelief; shame; blame; and fear of further harm.
Parents might even be angry at the child, depending on the circumstances. Siblings might be confused or become overprotective.
It's important that families get the support they need. If you're affected by a crime, even if not directly, you can access the support of Victim Services.