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.
  • This program collects court-ordered child support, spousal and partner support, and enforces as needed.
  • 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

Family law changes

Bill 28 would update property division laws to include unmarried partners and improve child support eligibility for adult children with disabilities or illnesses.

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.

Report A Poacher

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

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

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