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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 your wish.

The Victim Services Unit offers victims and witnesses the following services:

Court Orientation Class - Victim Services Unit offers a Court Orientation Class for adults which will assist victims/witnesses in preparing for an upcoming trial. The Court Orientation Class is held several times per month, dates and times vary. The duration of the class is approximately 1.5 hours. To register for the class, visit the online registration portal - here - or contact the VSU Court Admin Program at (780) 391-4078.

One-on-One Court Orientation - Victim Services Unit offers individual court orientation for adults and children.  To schedule an appointment, please contact the victim service office for the division in which the crime occurred.

Court Accompaniment - Victim Services Unit offers accompaniment on the day of court. If you’re feeling apprehensive, a Victim Services Advocate can help put you at ease.  To schedule a court accompaniment, please contact the victim services office for the division in which the crime occurred.

For more information on court orientation, contact the VSU Court Admin 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.