Our unit is staffed with trained and caring individuals. Our unit highly respects the victims we support by providing a compassionate response, emotional and practical assistance, information on victims' rights, and referrals necessary to help reduce the negative impact of victimization.
Anyone can be a victim of crime. Victims of crime can suffer short-term and long-term physical or emotional effects, in addition to property damage, or economic loss as a result of a crime. Personal and financial support exists for victims.
Crime can include:
• property damage
You have rights as a victim of crime that protect your safety and dignity.
We are people in the community who have a passion for assisting those in need after becoming the victim of a crime or tragedy. Our well-trained staff and volunteers work in partnership with the Elk Point RCMP to provide important information, file updates, support and resources relevant to your situation.
We can provide reassurance, a listening ear and comfort over the phone or, if necessary, in person, at a hospital or at a residence. Occasionally a victim is required to make a court appearance. The criminal justice system can be very daunting and intimidating. Our advocates can alleviate some of that unease by answering questions, providing court orientation, appearance updates and court accompaniment.
After a referral is received, you will be contacted by an advocate to discuss the various services and programs available to you. The advocate will answer any questions or concerns you may have, provide support and conduct follow-up calls.
Having lots of questions or experiencing doubt and uncertainty is normal, common thoughts might be:
“What if the accused is released?”
“How do I voice my concerns to the court and judge?”
“Do I have to testify in court?”
“How do I get my belongings back?”
“If my insurance doesn’t cover the damage, can I recover those costs?”
When you would like to know information about your file we can act as your link between the police and the court system. We can also provide resources and information on re-victimization prevention. If applicable to the situation we can detail the Solicitor General Programs & remedies available to victims of crime such as:
• Financial Benefits Program
• Victim Impact Statement
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time on our board of directors or advocating, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
Elk Point VSU is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that provides 24-hour crisis response and support to victims of crime and/or tragedy through the RCMP. Supported and operated within the Elk Point RCMP Detachment. Elk Point VSU assists individuals within Elk Point, Frog Lake, Fishing Lake and surrounding districts.
Stephanie Menard, Program Manager
4904 50 Avenue, Elk Point, Alberta, Canada
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Emergency - 9-1-1
Your generous gift will help us fund our unit to assist victims of crime and tragedy. Together, we can make a difference.