Merit Ottawa
Victimization

Victimization

What is it?
Victimization occurs when a person has been a victim of a crime such as:

  • arson
  • assault
  • break and enter
  • damage to property
  • robbery
  • sexual assault
  • theft
  • threats

Why is it a priority?
By intervening early with a multi-agency perspective, the MERIT team can support a preventative intervention and reduce harm to the victim and/or the perpetrator.

We assess situations of victimization in conjunction with other risk factors such as:

  • elder abuse
  • domestic abuse
  • gang involvement
  • human trafficking

Always call police if there is a threat to safety.