Rimbey & District Victim Services is a non-profit, police based agency. We are a proud member of the Alberta Police Based Victim Services Association.
We work alongside the Rimbey RCMP to provide information, support, referrals and court support to residents of the area who have been affected by crime. We have trained staff and advocates who provide support and practical assistance to victims of crime.
The majority of our referrals come from the Rimbey 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. If requested we will accompany victims to court.
We provide information that is covered by provincial legislation including Victim Impact Statements, Statement of Restitution and the Financial Benefits Program.
We have adopted the Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime, 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
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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