Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General

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

Government is undergoing a transition, including ministry changes. New ministry and cabinet information can be found on the Cabinet page.

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.

In Focus

  • Photo of Premier Jason Kenney and his Cabinet.
    Cabinet ministers are in charge of specific government ministries and are responsible for policy matters and issues related to the day-to-day operation of government.
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  • Report A Poacher

    Play a role in protecting our fish and wildlife resources and natural surroundings by reporting suspicious or illegal activity.

  • Help for victims of crime

    The Victims of Crime Fund supports domestic violence survivors, provides help for victims in court, promotes restorative justice and expands services for Indigenous victims.

  • Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee

    Learn more about services and supports for vulnerable Albertans and their families.

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

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  • Jul 03, 2019

    Eric Tolppanen, head of the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service, issued the following statement to confirm the appointment of an out-of-province Crown prosecutor for the investigation into allegations in the 2017 United Conservative Party leadership election and vote irregularities:

  • Jun 26, 2019

    Bill 13, the Alberta Senate Election Act, would reinstate Senate nominee elections to enable Albertans to choose who would best represent them in the Senate.

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