Victim Services Programs

The Alberta Police Based Victim Services Association (*APBVSA) is the largest, exclusively police-based, victim services association in Canada.  Membership includes all 79 police-based victim service programs operating in Alberta.

APBVSA is a non-profit organization offering Program Management Training; Professional Development Training; Group Liability Insurance; Group Benefits Plan; mentoring and support to member programs.

 *APBVSA is the legal entity of ‘Victim Services Alberta’.

Victim of Crime? 

You have the right to apply for Financial Benefits if you have been injured during the commission of a crime.
You have the right to complete a victim impact statement, once charges are laid.
You have the right to complete a Restitution Application, once charges are laid.

Receive information, referrals, and support
All forms are available through your local victim service program.

Alberta Police Based Victim Service Programs promote and advocate the rights and entitlements of victims of crime and trauma through information, support, and community referrals, in accordance with the provincial guidelines outlined in the Victims of Crime Act, the Criminal Code of Canada, and the  Victims of Crime Protocol: What victims can expect from the criminal justice system.

All Alberta police-based victim service programs provide practical assistance and non-judgmental emotional support to victims of crime or tragedy utilizing highly trained volunteer advocates. Programs may provide a continuum of services from the time of first response by police, to the final disposition of the case by the courts.