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POLICE ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA 111 What makes MADD Canada unique from other organizations in the fight against impaired driving is our service to victims of impaired driving crashes including: Emotional Support Victim Services Volunteers and victims from the chapter offer one-to-one peer support. Some chapters conduct victim support groups. Court Accompaniment and Support Local chapter members volunteer to go to court with a victim and/or the victim’s family. Helping Victims Know Their Rights Under the Law Volunteers assist victims in understanding their right to submit a Victim Impact Statement to the courts and help them in completing the statement if required. Annual Candlelight Vigil & Victims’ Weekend These events provide the chance for victims to come together to honour and remember their loved one(s). The Victims’ Weekend includes educational presentations by professionals on grief, bereavement, coping with injury, and related issues. It also provides time for reflection in a supportive environment. A National Resource Guide This publication contains federal and provincial resources for all victims of crime, including a focus on victims of impaired driving. Lending Library All Chapters have been provided a list of books available on loan from Victim Services at the National Office. Topics range from Coping with Injury to Restorative Justice. Four Free Brochures A Guide to the Canadian Criminal Justice System for Victims of Impaired Driving Coping with Life After Injury Trauma, Loss and Bereavement Understanding the Consequences of a Loved One's Impaired Driving For Victim Support call MADD Canada’s toll-free line: 1-800-665-6233 www.madd.ca

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