Battlefords Victim Services Staff
The Coordinator is designated for the overall program delivery of the Battlefords Victim Services unit. At the direction of the Battlefords Victim Services Board of Directors,the Coordinator provides support to the staff and volunteers, serves as liaison with police and justice personnel in programming and matters related to victims of crime and tragedy.The Coordinator is to review and revise risk management procedure and personnel policies, as well as develop and manage the budget.
Assistant Coordinator and Domestic Violence Treatment Option Court Worker
The Assistant Coordinator/Domestic Violence Treatment Options Court Worker is designated. to provide support for all victims of crime and traumatic events. At the direction of the Victim Services Coordinator, the DVTO Court Worker provides support to victims who wish to have assistance with safety panning, updates on the offenders progress, assistance with varying release conditions, preparation of victim impact statements and referrals to numerous agencies including counseling for victims and their children.
Aboriginal Resource Officer
The Aboriginal Resource Officer Program as established by the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General; is designated to assist urban Aboriginal victims of crime and traumatic events. At the direction of the Victim Services Coordinator, the Aboriginal Resource Officer may respond to incidents on the First Nation Reserves of Sweetgrass, Mosquito, Red Pheasant, Moosomin, Little Pine, Poundmaker, and Saulteaux. The Aboriginal Resource Officer provides services to all victims of crime and trauma including court support and orientation, case information and updates, community referrals, community education, and liaise between the justice system and the client.
Volunteer Victim Support Worker
The Volunteer Victim Support Worker, as established by the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General, is designated to provide information, referrals and support to victims of crime and trauma. At the direction of the Coordinator, the Volunteer Victim Support Worker is in direct contact with the victims of crime and trauma and deal directly with them. By fostering this close relationship the victims of crime and trauma are ensured of an advocate for their needs and concerns. Volunteer Victim Support Workers will provide victims of crime and trauma with court support, finding out information about the court proceedings and sharing it with the victims or even accompaning the victims of crime and trauma to court and providing support.