This organization is designed to provide support, information and referrals to members of our community whose lives have been affected by crime or tragedy.
This program is a unique community-based policing initiative with cooperation from the RCMP detachment. Initial funding has been made possible through a grant from the Alberta Justice Victim of Crime Fund. Additional support will come from communities within our detachmenet area.
Crisis intervention services are provided by RCMP & community referral. Caring volunteers and staff can help in many ways, such as:
Information: VSU provides a link between Victims and the justice system. We can help to obtain the services and information needed. VSU staff will listen, offer emotional support and assist in resolving problems resulting from the crime.
Court Support and Accompaniment: Assist victim with court preparation and during court proceedings.
Referrals: Funeral arrangements, counseling, financial assistance, legal advice or other services which may be required. VSU can provide referrals to appropriate government or community agencies.
Financial Benefit Program: If you have been injured as the result of a violent crime or a surviving relative (spouse, parent, child or dependent) of a fatally injured victim of crime that occurred in Alberta, you may be entitled to financial benefits.
Victim Impact Statement Program: What is Victim Impact Statement? It allows you to express in writing, to a judge, how being a victim of a crime has affected you and the people close to you. Your Victim Impact Statement will be considered by a judge at the time of sentencing.
Restitution: If you have suffered a financial loss as a result of a crime, you may have the right to seek restitution from the offender.
Rainbow Lake and Chateh Victim Services Unit
Rainbow Lake Office 780-956-3788
Chateh Office 780-321-3835
Hours of Operation – Rainbow Lake:
Monday thru Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm