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Court Orientation

Being a victim of a crime can be a traumatic experience. Going through the criminal justice process can also be traumatic. Victim Services staff and advocates will work with you to answer your questions, provide assistance and emotional support, provide information about criminal justice proceedings, and accompany you to court if you wish.

The Edmonton Police Service Victim Services Unit offers Court Orientation for adults that will assist victims and witnesses in preparing for an upcoming trial or preliminary hearing.

Court Orientation and Mock Trial

This formal Court Orientation Class will familiarize victims and witnesses with court procedures, courtroom personnel and their roles, and offer ways to cope with the fears and concerns that many people experience. As well, the class offers victims/witnesses the opportunity to observe and/or participate in a Mock Trial. Our hope is to make victims and witnesses feel more comfortable when testifying in court. The duration of the class is approximately 2.5 hours. 

To register for the Court Orientation and Mock Trial Class, visit the online registration portal - here.

One-on-One Court Orientation

Victim Services Unit offers individual court orientation for  vulnerable adults and children. To schedule an appointment, contact the VSU Court Program at 780-391-4078.

 

If required, we can also provide Court Accompaniment – a volunteer advocate to attend court with you.  Please note we require a minimum of 5 business days prior to the trial or preliminary hearing date to schedule a Court Accompaniment. To schedule a Court Accompaniment, contact the VSU Court Program at 780-391-4078.

 

If you have been the victim of a crime and would like support, please contact us by email or call 780-421-2217.