Overview

We’re gathering input from stakeholders to inform the development of a new victim assistance program and to improve the current service delivery model.

Albertans have told us that the current system doesn’t always help victims of crime enough, and service delivery should be more consistent and accessible across the province.

This engagement builds on suggestions received from stakeholders during phase 1 of engagement in 2019, which helped improve financial benefits delivered under the interim victim assistance program.

Timeline

  • Open

    September 14 to November 30, 2020

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General

Stakeholder engagement

MLAs Angela Pitt and Nathan Neudorf will consult victim advocacy groups and victim-serving organizations to gather opinions on the current service delivery model and identify ways to better support victims of crime.

A final report and recommendations will be submitted to the minister of Justice and Solicitor General by early 2021.

Outcomes

Stakeholder feedback will help us develop a permanent victim assistance program and assess changes needed to the current service delivery model, which will ensure:

  • victims are treated with courtesy, compassion and respect
  • the right supports are available to victims when they need them
  • services are consistent and accessible in all areas of the province

Contact

Stakeholders who are not involved in the MLA sessions are welcome to submit feedback by email: jsg.psdengagement@gov.ab.ca.

News

Last updated: September 24, 2020