In our community, citizens live with the fundamental expectation that they will not be victimized. This belief is based on the safety and security provided by law. On occasion, and regardless of best efforts, people are affected by crime and/or trauma. When consequences are severe, and people experience serious trauma, victims require support. After a major incident, whether recent or historical in nature, people can ask for help. Crime and Trauma-Informed Support Services (CTSS) can provide you with the information you need in order to make informed decisions.
Our trained staff and volunteers can assist you with:
- Emotional Support
- Referrals to Community Supports
- Victim Impact Statements
- Applying for the Financial Benefits Program
- Submitting Request for Restitution
- Court Orientation and accompaniment
The unit also has staff with specialized portfolios designed to assist those in need of a specific trauma informed approach.
- Diverse and Emerging Communities
- Corrections (Community and Incarcerated)
- Sexual Assault
- Domestic Violence
Still have questions? See our FAQ for further questions.
CTSS will work with you to answer question, provide, assistance and emotional support, provide information about the criminal justice proceeding and accompany you to court if you require.
Our unit provides court orientation classes for those who will be required to testify in court. The class explains court procedures, courtroom personnel and their role, discusses fears, and concerns that many people experience and offers ways to cope. Our hope is to make you feel more comfortable in attending court. For information on our court orientation class call 780-391-4078.
Going to court can seem overwhelming to a complainant or witness. Having someone attended court with you may make the experience easier> Victim Advocates familiar with the court process are available to accompany witnesses
Victim Services can provide an update on the status of your case within the judicial system.
Court Contact Information
If you would like assistance in preparing for court or court accompaniment contact our victim service office at 780-391-4078 for more information.