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.

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There are an estimated 476 million indigenous peoples in the world living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world's population, but account for 15 per cent of the poorest. They speak an overwhelming majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages and represent 5,000 different cultures.

Indigenous peoples are inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures and ways of relating to people and the environment. They have retained social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live. Despite their cultural differences, indigenous peoples from around the world share common problems related to the protection of their rights as distinct peoples.

Indigenous peoples have sought recognition of their identities, their way of life and their right to traditional lands, territories and natural resources for years. Yet, throughout history, their rights have been violated. Indigenous peoples today, are arguably among the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups of people in the world. The international community now recognizes that special measures are required to protect their rights and maintain their distinct cultures and way of life.

In order to raise awareness of the needs of these population groups, every 9 August commemorates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, chosen in recognition of the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations held in Geneva in 1982.

Visit https://www.un.org/en/observances/indigenous-day for more information

Working in Partnership with the
RCMP

 

 

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 web site. We hope that you take some time to navigate through the information provided and become more aware of:

 

  • Our organization’s mandate and services

  • How we reach out to victims and survivors of crime and/or trauma

  • The Victims of Crime Protocol and the Victims of Crime Act – what can a victim of crime in Alberta expect?

  • Special events sponsored by Central Alberta Victim & Witness Support Society 

  • Volunteer recruitment

  • Fundraising efforts

  • Victimization, the impact of crime on victims, victims’ rights, and victim services programs throughout the province.

 

If you would like to know more about Central Alberta Victim & Witness Support Society, or are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact me by email at admin@victimsupport.ca or call 403-348-9839. 

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