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Victim SERVICES

Victim’s Can Be a Part of the Parole Process

Parole Board of Canada

The Parole Board of Canada is authorized by law to make parole decisions. Parole decisions are made for federal offenders serving sentences of at least two years. In provincial institutions serving sentences of six months to two years less a day, and in provinces and territories where there is no provincial parole board the Parole Board of Canada decides parole.

The Parole Board of Canada strives to ensure victims of crime are included in Canada’s criminal justice system. There is a short video on their website that describes the information they offer to victims and the options available for participating in the parole process.

For more information relating to victims and the parole process visit the Parole Board of Canada‘s website.

Correctional Service of Canada

As of 2007, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) established the National Victim Services Program (NVSP). Victims of federal offenders can receive timely information about the offender who has harmed them with the help of this program.The information that can be disclosed to victims is dictated in the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA). The CCRA is also based on the Canadian Statement of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime that is intended to guide governments in the development of legislation and policy.

The Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA) dictates what information can be disclosed to victims. The Corrections and Conditional Release Act is also contingent on the Canadian Statement of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime. Therefore, it is  intended to guide governments in the development of legislation and policy.

Their team of dedicated Victim Services Officers are responsible for registering victims, providing victim notification, receiving victim statements, referring victims to appropriate agencies and answering questions about CSC. If you are a victim of crime, they want to make sure that you are treated with fairness and respect.

Please visit the Correctional Service of Canada’s Website for additional information. 

Social Service Agencies

John Howard Society of Red Deer
Phone: 1.403.343.1770
Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton
Phone: 780.421.1175

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Parole Board of Canada’s YouTube channel.

Alberta Corrections Services

Correctional services are operated by both the federal and provincial governments. Offenders who receive sentences of less than two years or who receive community sentences such as fines, community service work or probation are under provincial jurisdiction.  Offenders who receive prison sentences of two years or more are the responsibility of the federal government. 

Young offender services, custody and community supervision, pre-trial supervision, community and custody sentences and Extrajudicial Sanctions Programs, are the responsibility of the provincial government.

Sometimes victims may also be faced with criminal charges or convictions and may need assistance not provided by Red Deer Victim Services Unit.

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Red Deer Victim Services Unit