Overview

The Alberta Crown Prosecution Service is made up of these groups:

Crown Prosecution

Through this branch, Crown prosecutors’ responsibilities include:

  • prosecuting the Criminal Code, Youth Criminal Justice Act and provincial statute offences
  • working with justice system stakeholders and the community at large to:
    • promote safe communities
    • implement alternative approaches to the administration of justice

Specialized Prosecutions

The branch’s responsibilities include prosecutions dealing with:

  • commercial crime
  • occupational health and safety
  • environmental law
  • organized crime
  • technology and Internet crime
  • cases requiring mutual international legal assistance

Crown Bail

Through this office, Crown prosecutors speak at all first-appearance bail hearings:

  • by video or teleconferencing
  • from 8 am to midnight, every day of the year

Appeals, Education and Prosecution Policy

The branch’s responsibilities include:

  • conducting criminal appeals in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada
  • addressing complaints of wrongful convictions or miscarriages of justice
  • pursuing amendments to the federal Criminal Code and the Youth Criminal Justice Act
  • providing criminal law and prosecution policy advice within the service
  • conducting education, training and knowledge management within the service

Strategic and Business Services

The branch’s responsibilities include providing government staff with information and services that relate to:

  • prosecution staff security
  • emergency planning
  • project management
  • workforce planning
  • research, evaluation, and business planning

Employment

Be part of a team that’s dedicated to justice. Positions at the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service include:

To see our latest career opportunities, visit the Alberta Public Service jobs website.

Articling program

We help run a 12-month Student-at-Law Articling Program that gives successful applicants experience in a variety of core practice areas.

Summer program

We run a 4-month program in criminal law that gives successful applicants exposure to various aspects of this form of law.

Resources

Guides for citizens

You’ve Been Charged With a Crime: What You Need to Know

Victims of Crime Protocol: What Victims of Crime Can Expect From the Criminal Justice System

Guides for Crown prosecutors

Best Practices for Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Assault

Triage Practice Protocol

Reports about the criminal justice system

Report on Shawn Rehn: A review of the involvement of the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service with Shawn Maxwell Rehn

Injecting a Sense of Urgency: A New Approach to Delivering Justice in Serious and Violent Criminal Cases

Contact

Find a Crown branch or office near you