Victims of Crime Protocol

In 2007, the Alberta government consulted with Crown prosecutors, police, victim service programs, victims of crime, Court Services, Correctional Services, community agencies and others to develop important protocols for victims of crime. These guidelines advise:

  • what victims of crime can expect from the criminal justice system
  • the roles and responsibilities of each sector of the justice system.

It is important to know in Alberta that if you are victimized by a crime, all sectors of the criminal justice system are to treat you with courtesy, compassion and respect.

The results of these extensive consultations are provided in the attachment below - Alberta’s Victim of Crime Protocol: What Victims can expect from the criminal justice system. This booklet helps to explain what happens after a crime is reported to the police and what  people can expect when they interact with the criminal justice system.