Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General

Leads a fair and innovative justice system, ensures effective policing and supports victims of crime.

Key services

  • This service conducts criminal prosecutions and strives for just and timely outcomes for the accused, victims and the public.
  • Adult offender and youth services, including community corrections, remand centres, and rules for visiting inmates.
  • Promote safe and secure communities across Alberta by being part of our dedicated corrections and law enforcement team.
  • Office of the Sheriff, Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) and civil enforcement agency complaints.
  • Collection and enforcement of court-ordered child support, spousal and partner support, and MEP supports and resources.
  • This office investigates deaths in Alberta, issues death documents related to investigations, and provides education and training.
  • Information for caregivers that are supporting family members who are no longer able to care for themselves.
  • Apply for licences for security, locksmith and investigative professionals and businesses, and body armour permits.
  • Help, financial assistance and restitution for victims of crime, and grants and training for victim services providers.

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Our responsibilities

Promoting safe communities by:

  • providing custodial and community supervision
  • prosecuting serious and violent crime cases

Improving access to justice by:

  • sharing information to help resolve legal issues
  • providing legal representation for those in need

Providing legal and strategic services to government by:

  • representing ministries in matters before the courts and tribunals
  • drafting public government bills, regulations and Orders in Council

Featured News

  • Feb 13, 2020

    Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, issued the following statement on the government fulfilling its commitment to doubling the number of Crown articling students:

  • Feb 08, 2020

    Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Doug Schweitzer issued the following statement on the matter of Consumers’ Co-Operative Refineries Limited and Federated Co-Operatives Limited vs. Unifor Canada, Local 594 and Unifor National Union and Persons Unknown in relation to the situation in Carseland:

  • Feb 06, 2020

    Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Doug Schweitzer issued the following statement on the matter of Consumers’ Co-Operative Refineries Limited and Federated Co-Operatives Limited vs. Unifor Canada, Local 594 and Unifor National Union and Persons Unknown in relation to the situation in Carseland:

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