Looking for crime prevention and justice services in St. John’s,NL and the surrounding Avalon East region during COVID-19? Consider the following contacts.
Organizations are doing all they can to respect social distancing measures, while ensuring you are still taken care of during COVID-19.Advocate for Children and Youth NL
The Advocate for Children And Youth NL Office protects and advances the rights and interests of children and youth in Newfoundland and Labrador through advocacy services.
The office is currently closed, with employees working remote. Requests for advocacy assistance can be made by phone or email.
Phone: Aidan Mackey at 709-334-2822
Crime Prevention Group for areas between Bay Bulls and Bauline, on the Southern Shore of NL. Phone Aidan if you have any questions or concerns.
The Citizens’ Crime Prevention Association of Newfoundland and Labrador is comprised of police and citizens who are concerned with making our communities better and safer places in which to live.
The Coalition Against Human Trafficking is on a mission to eradicate Human Trafficking through public awareness and education, services to trafficked persons, advocacy, and resources and training support to law enforcement.
Email the Coalition or call 709-765-0226, if you are a survivor looking for support.
Crime Stoppers has 10 regional offices and over 150 volunteers comprised of diverse, active and dedicated community representatives. Crime Stoppers provides a method for local law enforcement and other investigative agencies to receive information on crimes. These efforts increase tips, which in turn increase arrests in our community.
Looking for advice to protect or support a loved one who is being abused? The Department of CSSD supports individuals, families and communities in Newfoundland and Labrador in achieving improved health and social well-being and reduced poverty; and ensures the protection of children, youth and adults from abuse or neglect.
During COVID-19, they have a new toll free number to use: 1-833-552-2368.The new central line will have options for the department’s essential services, including:
– Child Protection
– Adult Protection
– Child, Youth and Family Services Inquiries
– Financial Payments
Click here for information for families with a custody and access order or agreement during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Court will grant extension of time for filing of documents when normal operations resume. They are extending all periods contained in the Rules of the Supreme Court that require or authorize a person to do or abstain from doing any act in a proceeding (Including periods of service, filing, or amendment of any pleading/other document). This doesn’t apply to filing deadlines or periods set out in other legislation.
Phone: 709- 729-1183
FJS emphasizes the best interest of children and promotes dispute resolution outside the Court process. Dispute resolution occurs when parties talk to a neutral third person to explore ways to resolve their family law matters.
The John Howard Society is a voluntary, non-profit agency that provides counselling, residential, employment and related services to adult and youth ex-offenders.
JHS staff are working remote and continue to be focused on the needs of our participants by helping them through this time and keeping them connected to their supports and to our community. If you need our support please call 726-5500 and someone will return your call.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission is an independent government agency responsible for promoting and protecting human rights in the province. We do this by:
- Administering the Human Rights Act
- Investigating and resolving human rights complaints
- Giving legal information to individuals, groups and organizations who are concerned with human rights
- Preventing discrimination through education and training
- Working with community partners
During COVID-19, the Human Rights Commission is remotely operational. Their office located at 50 Elizabeth Avenue remains closed to the public.
Phone: 1-888-660-7788 or 709-722-2643
Available by phone or email from Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM.
Legal Aid provides a range of legal services to low income individuals in Newfoundland and Labrador in the areas of family and criminal law.
Those who are eligible can access the service of one of Legal Aid’s experienced lawyers located throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Office is working remotely at this time.
Phone: 709-729-7647 /.
The primary work of the Citizens’ Representative is to accept complaints from citizens who feel they have been treated unfairly with respect to their contact with government offices and agencies. The Citizens’ Representative and his staff will attempt to mediate citizens’ complaints and if this is not possible, will undertake an impartial and unbiased investigation. If the complaint cannot be resolved throughout the investigation, an investigation report is generated and recommendations can be made to the House of Assembly.
During COVID-19, their office is closed until further notice. Staff are working remotely and if you leave a voice mail on their office phone line, they’ll get back to you in 24 hours
This website will guide you through the process of getting a peace bond against someone else.
There are two reasons why you might apply:
- Because you fear that another person may do you or your family some personal injury.
- Because you fear that another person may damage your property.
An independent non-profit that provides general information and education about the law to all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, with the intent of increasing access to justice.
PLIAN is working remotely, learn how COVID-19 is affecting different aspects of law.
Their Legal Information Line, Lawyer Referral Service, and the Journey Project/Sexual Violence Legal Support Service remain operational and can be reached by phone or email at the following contacts:
Legal Information Line/Lawyer Referral Service (Monday-Friday; 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM)
Phone: 1-888-660-7788 or 709-722-2643
Journey Project/Sexual Violence Legal Support Service
Do you need police support in an area patrolled by the RCMP? Call 911 if in crisis, or their non-emergency number above.
Do you need police support in an area patrolled by the RNC? Call 911 if in crisis, or their non-emergency number above.
Restorative Justice Education NL is a multidisciplinary Research and Resource Centre that is comprised of researchers and practitioners in relational justice. We share our insights and experiences on this site in hopes of learning together with others globally.
Working remote, their Facebook page offers a wealth of information during COVID-19.
The Journey Project enhances supports and responses for survivors of sexual violence in Newfoundland and Labrador within the justice system. They offer sexual violence legal support services, legal support navigation, trauma-informed training,
All in-person meetings as well as any outreach/travel are cancelled for the foreseeable future, and Third-Party Reports are suspended until further notice. However, they’re working remotely to offer support to survivors of sexual violence.
Victim Services is a free service offered by the Department of Justice and Public Safety to victims of crime in Newfoundland and Labrador. Victim Services provides assistance to victims of:
- intimate partner violence (domestic violence);
- sexual assault;
- criminal harassment (stalking);
- personal violence like assault; assault with a weapon; assault causing bodily harm;
- homicide (family members can access services);
- impaired driving;
- property crimes; and
- theft and fraud.
Services are available to adult victims of crime, 16 years of age and older whether or not the crime has been reported or a charge has been laid. Services are also available to children, youth, or witnesses (under 16 years of age) when charges are laid. A caregiver or legal guardian must consent to services.