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.
We assist in bridging the gap from hurt to hope to empower survivors of crime and tragedy to take control of their lives.
To equip clients to engage positively and productively in their community through our professional and compassionate provision of direct support, information, referral and education.
Sadly, staying home is not the safest option for all families.
Victim Service units are seeing a spike in domestic violence cases and custody disputes, just as victims are left with fewer and fewer places to turn for help. Family members whom would have been their support network are now isolated from them.
We are still here and still providing 24/7 support.
To help charities support Albertans affected by COVID-19, all eligible donations made through ATB Cares in April will be matched by 50%, up to a maximum of $100,000.
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Your donation will enable us to offer support and comfort during times of stress, crisis, traumatic experiences and grief, provide court accompaniment and support, resources, information on personal safety plans and comfort and reassurance that you are worth it.
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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 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
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 or call 403-348-9839.
'Hope' by Paul Brandt
Thank you to our
sponsors & supporters!!!
For a list of our sponsors, click here