The Aboriginal Resource Officer Program

Aboriginal Resource Officers Work with Victims Services and Provide Aboriginal Victims of Crime and Traumatic events with:

  • crisis intervention and support;
  • information about the criminal justice system;
  • referrals to appropriate services;
  • assistance with applications for victims compensation and/or restitution, and victim impact statements;
  • court orientation;
  • court accompaniment;
  • case updates; and
  • an explanation about procedures the police must follow in specific situations

What does an Aboriginal Resource Officer do?

An Aboriginal Resource Officer will:
  • provide culturally-appropriate support services to Aboriginal victims of crime and traumatic events;
  • assist in the development and delivery of programs and initiatives to meet the needs of Aboriginal victims of crime and their families;
  • assist in the development and delivery of public education/awareness programs on crime prevention strategies for Aboriginal youth and adults;
  • participate in activities and meetings with Aboriginal groups and community agencies to provide liaison and communication with police services;
  • work with community services and school staff on Aboriginal-related matters;
  • consult with police officers and provide advice and assistance on cases involving Aboriginal people;
  • help to identify and recruit Aboriginal volunteer support workers for Victims Services;
  • provide information on Aboriginal culture to local police; and
  • provide information to Aboriginal people who would like to join municipal police services or the RCMP.
  • Specific program services may differ in different communities.

Where can I go for Help?

Aboriginal Resource Officers are available at this location: Yorkton: RCMP Yorkton City Detachment
37 - 3rd Avenue North
Yorkton SK, S3N 1C1
Telephone: (306) 786-2416
Fax (306) 786-2415

How can you help me?

Anoch namoya kayas ka machi atoskiyan oto Simaganisinok.
Kespin kichiwakan ekwa kiya e mayawishiwitoyek, ahchi namoya kikway e meyo payik kiyawaw kichi.
Iskwewak ekwo awasisak ahci khaki miskammatinawaw awiyak kita pekiskwatikoyek.

Translation:

We work within the police services. When you and your family are experiencing difficulty, we will find someone to help you and your family.
For more information, contact:

Aboriginal Resources Officer Program
Parkland Victim Services
37 - 3rd Avenue N.
Yorkton, Sask. S3N 1C1
(306) 786-2416