Rimbey & District Victim Services is a non-profit, police based community agency. We are part of the Alberta Police Based Victim Services Association.
We work alongside the Rimbey & District RCMP to provide information, support, and referrals to residents of the area who have been affected by crime or tragedy. We have trained Advocates and Staff who provide emotional support, practical assistance and referrals to victims of crime and trauma.
The majority of our referrals come from the Rimbey & District RCMP, but we do take referrals from other community agencies and from victims directly.
Our Staff and Advocates may be asked to come to the victim's residence, the Victim Services office, a crime scene or the local hospital.
Victim Services acts as an information point for victims about the status of the police investigation and the court case. We offer information about the criminal justice proceedings and court preparation. We can accompany victims to court.
We provide information that is covered by provincial legislation. including Victim Impact Statements, the Financial Benefits Program and Restitution.
We have adopted the Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime, based on the United Nations Declaration, and act in accordance to the principles outlined in section 2(1) of the Victims of Crime Act.
Victim Services aims to:
Canadian Victims Bill of Rights
Did you know that Canada has a Canadian Victims Bill of Rights Act? It sets out the rights of victims throughout the criminal justice system.
Briefly, every victim has the:
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