Sponsors: City of Williams Lake
Endorsed by the NCLGA and UBCM Memberships
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.
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.