Victim Services experiencing technical issues with phone line

The Whitehorse Victim Services office is experiencing technical issues with its phone line. If you cannot get through, please phone the reception cellphone 867-334-6723 or the Watson Lake reception 867-536-3220 or email We’re working to resolve this as soon as possible.

Support a victim of crime

Victimization affects the whole community. We need to work together to:

  • create a circle of safety and respect and
  • reduce the tolerance for violence.

Every victim

  • Has their own unique experience of a crime.
  • They also have different ways of responding and coping.

As a support person

  • You just need to be present for the victim.
  • You’ll have to be patient as they work through their emotions.

How you can support a victim

  • Tell them you believe them and will be there to support them.
  • Tell them the crime was not their fault.
  • Understand their desire not to talk about things; this is a normal reaction.
  • Ask them: What do you need?
  • Encourage the victim to seek support and counselling. They don’t have to report a crime to get support.
  • Go with them:
    • to medical appointments;
    • if they report to the police; or
    • to court.
  • Help them learn about their options.

Take care of yourself

Give yourself time to process what’s happened. If you need support or information, contact Victim Services. We can help:

  • you understand how you can support someone; and
  • how you can get support for yourself.



You can phone or drop in to talk to us (no appointment required) Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


In person: 212 Main Street, Suite 210 – 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