Parkland Victims Services Inc.
Parkland Victims Services is a police-based crisis intervention program funded by Victims Services, Saskatchewan Justice & Attorney General, Victims Fund. We work in partnership with the R.C.M.P. and the community to provide the best possible service to victims during their involvement in the Criminal Justice System. We are one of 18 victim services programs in the province of Saskatchewan.
We are a completely confidential and free service.
Parkland Victims Services Inc. also has one of seven Aboriginal Resource Officer programs in the province. This program helps Aboriginal victims of crime and their families by providing services such as information, support and referral. There are seven Aboriginal Resource Officers in the province: Regina and Saskatoon each have two and there is one in North Battleford, Prince Albert, La Ronge and Yorkton. In each location, the Aboriginal Resource Officers work with the Victims Services program as a team. They are the liaison between the police and the Aboriginal community. They provide prevention and early intervention services and also help ensure that Aboriginal victims and their families receive culturally sensitive information and support during their involvement in the criminal justice process.
Parkland Victims Services Inc. provides services to individuals who live in the communities and reserves policed by Yorkton Municipal RCMP, Yorkton Rural RCMP, Kamsack RCMP and Broadview RCMP.
The purpose of the police based Parkland Victims Services Inc. program is to aid victims of crime and traumatic events by providing information, advocacy, support and referral.
About Our Goals
Parkland Victims Services Inc. has developed a number of goals instrumental to our work with victims of crime and traumatic events. Some of our goals include:
- to minimized trauma and limit the effects of crime.
- to prevent further victimization.
- to ensure the victim's rights and needs are being met.
- to coordinate community and volunteer resources for victims.
- to assist the RCMP in providing crime prevention services to the community.
- to provide enhances services to victims of crime and traumatic events such as court orientation and support to victims and witnesses.
Roles of Parkland Victims Services Inc. Staff and Volunteers
Services our organization provides to victims and their families include the following: