Victims Services Branch
Police-based Victim Services
The Ministry of Justice and Attorney General provides funding for 18 Police-based Victim Services Programs in Saskatchewan. These programs work closely with police, and assist victims in the immediate aftermath of a crime or tragedy and throughout the criminal justice process. Services offered to meet the needs of victims include crisis intervention, information, support, and referrals to other specialized programs and services. Services are provided by staff and a team of volunteer victim support workers.
Volunteers are essential to Police-based Victim Services Programs, as volunteer victim support workers provide the majority of the direct services to victims. Volunteers are security-cleared by the police and receive extensive training prior to working with victims. If you are interested in making a positive contribution to your community through a rewarding volunteer experience, or have any questions about volunteer opportunities, please contact the Police-based Victim Services Program nearest you.
A Victim Services Coordination Applied Certificate Program is offered by the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST). This program is intended to prepare students for employment, or continued employment, with various agencies that provide services to victims of crime and other traumatic events. Information about this program is available on the SIAST website at http://gosiast.com/programs_courses_descriptions/VSCAPCERTX.shtml, or by calling 1-866-goSIAST (1-866-467-4278).