Please note that some or all of the following are applicable only if you are the victim and the accused person(s) is charged with a crime. Please contact the Victim Assistance Unit office for more details at 403-529-8480.
Interim Victims of Crime Assistance Program:
Victims of crime can get a monetary benefit to acknowledge victimization, based on serious injuries directly suffered from a crime. This includes a Serious Injury Benefit for victims who are seriously injured as a direct result of crime who require assistance to perform daily functions and a death benefit reimbursement for funeral costs of victims who died as a result of violent crime.
Victims of crime can also apply for financial assistance to help with emergency safety and security expenses, court attendance expenses, as well as access to psychological supports for injuries suffered from the crime and must be received within 45 days of the incident.
- Emergency Crime Victim Assistance - financial assistance following a violent crime to assist with safety and security-related losses and damages
- Court Attendance Expense Reimbursement - for expenses related to court attendance for specified events, such as sentencing or providing a victim impact statement.
- Counselling - Immediate access to short-term supports to assist in dealing with the psychological impacts related to specified Criminal Code offences.
Victim Impact Statement
Victims of crime are entitled to submit a Victim Impact Statement. It is an opportunity to communicate to the court how this crime has affected their life and to describe any physical or emotional impact that has been experienced as a result. If you plan to complete a Victim Impact Statement you must notify the Victim Assistance Unit office as soon as possible.
Restitution Recovery Program
If you have lost money, property, or had extra expenses as a result of this crime you may apply for restitution. It is important to return the Request for Restitution to police quickly so that the court may consider it if the accused person is found guilty and convicted.
Community Impact Statement
A community impact statement is a chance to let the judge know how your community has been hurt because of a crime and can be submitted on behalf of a community by one community representative.