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Posted on: November 30, 2018

VSU Helps Profile 4: Death – Sudden Death & Death Notification

VSU Helps Profile 4: Death – Sudden Death & Death Notification

Thank you for your attention over the last month as we've shared these service profiles. We will return with another set of profiles following the holiday season. Have a safe and happy December!

What can VSU Advocates do with Death – Sudden Death & Death Notification files?

In cases of sudden death, whether accidental, suicide or death in the home, Advocates can help with family members at the scene or the hospital.  Advocates can also attend with RCMP when doing a Notification of Next of Kin. After notification, the RCMP may leave and Advocates will stay behind to assist the victim until adequate support from family/friends arrives.

In cases of Motor Vehicle Accidents with fatalities, where charges will be laid against the driver at fault, court support will be provided throughout the court process.  The Court Support Worker will ensure that you are made aware of the process for Requests for Restitution and Victim Impact Statements.

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