Police and Court Support for Sexual Violence
Our team of Advocates is here to guide you through the criminal justice system, from reporting to sentencing and everything in between.
You are not alone. Our team is here to support you.
Saffron Centre offers Specialized Police and Court Support (SPCS) for those who have experienced sexual violence. This service is completely free of charge. Our team of advocates will provide emotional support and information for clients who are considering reporting sexual violence to the Police or who are involved in the criminal justice system. We will ensure that you understand your rights as a victim of crime, the intricacies of your case, and the requirements of the justice system. Our team can advocate on your behalf to the Police and Crown Prosecution Services and will be there providing accompaniment support so you will always have someone in your corner.
Who is SPCS for?
SPCS is for anyone who has experienced sexual violence and is interested or currently engaged in the reporting or the criminal justice system. We will walk alongside you through this journey and provide assistance and support however you need. This service is for people who are currently going through the reporting and court process for crimes of sexual violence in Alberta.
Our services are open to anyone who has experienced sexual violence, regardless of when or where the crime occurred. There is no statute of limitations in Canada regarding indictable offences, which includes crimes of sexual violence. If you are unsure about the services you would like to receive, please call us. Our team is here to help you navigate our services and find the best solution.
Contact us today if you:
- have questions about reporting to police.
- have already reported and would like support throughout the criminal justice process.
- have already reported and have questions about what happens next.
- have any questions about our SPCS program.
Our SPCS Services
We provide assistance and support in any or all of the following services. Whether you are seeking emotional support during the reporting stage, information to better understand how and when to report crimes of sexual violence, or assistance accessing funding for counselling and other services, we are here to help.
Police and Court Support FAQ
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