We Support

Our mandate is to provide direct support, information, referral and education for victims of crime or tragedy until their own support systems are in place.


Central Alberta Victim & Witness Support Society provides services to the people of Blackfalds, Clive, Joffre, Springbrook, the Summer Village of Gull Lake, a large portion of Lacombe County, and a large portion of Red Deer County. Victim Support can be provided at the request of a police officer, a referral from another agency, detachment walk-in or phone inquiries.  Trained Victim Support Advocates come to the immediate aid of those whose lives have been shattered by crime or tragedy. This may include someone who has been sexually assaulted, harassed, beaten, robbed, involved in a motor vehicle accident,  who has experienced the sudden death of a loved one or whom has been the victim of a break in. The advocates provide immediate and direct support, compassion, a listening ear, and direction on obtaining support related services. All services are free and confidential. Advocates can provide court preparation and accompany victims to court, as well as track criminal proceedings for the victim, should it be required.

Our Vision

We assist in bridging the gap from hurt to hope to empower survivors of crime and tragedy to take control of their lives.

Our Mission

To equip clients to engage positively and productively in their community through our professional and compassionate provision of direct support, information, referral and education.

Working in Partnership with the



Working in Partnership with the RCMP to provide support, information and referrals to victims of crime or tragedy.

Message from the Executive Director

Welcome to the Central Alberta Victim & Witness Support Society’s website.

Thank-you for visiting our website and we encourage you to navigate through the information to learn more about the support services we offer to victims & witnesses of crime and tragedy in communities throughout Central Alberta.

The services we offer are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Our goal is to assist in bridging the gap from hurt to hope by providing support in hopes to empower and lessen the trauma faced by victims.

Our Society is a non-profit organization with a remarkable team of highly trained and compassionate staff and volunteer advocates providing confidential front-line support and assisting in times of crisis.  

Our team is available to provide immediate assistance to those in need, offer referrals as they relate to each individual circumstance, and provide ongoing court information, accompaniment, and updates as required.

Through our strong community partnerships, relationships with other agencies and local businesses we hope to maintain a strong presence in our communities and spread awareness letting victims and witnesses of crime and tragedy know that they are not alone!

If you have been a victim of a crime or tragedy and don’t know where to turn, or if you are searching for information, we encourage you to contact us at 1-403-885-3355 or email admin@victimsupport.ca.


Gloria Derksen
Executive Director

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