Calgary Police Service

Calgary Police Victim Assistance Support Team


Description
Provides support, information and referral services to victims of crime and tragedy.

Service offers: 

  • support, information and referrals
  • information on the rights of victims of crime
  • information on the criminal justice system
  • court updates and support available for victims of criminal matters
  • practical assistance, emotional support and community resources available for those impacted by crime and / or tragedy
  • volunteer opportunities
  • 24 hour a day victim assistance support team (VAST), available through officer referral, to provide practical and emotional support at the scene, home or in the hospital
  • Share Your Bear Program - Partner Kids Help Phone and Girl Guides; kids sharing new teddy bears that can be given to kids experiencing the impact of crime and / or tragedy
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to victims of crime or tragedy.
Application Process
Service Access: Telephone Information Line, To access service phone 403-428-8398.Referral Process: Yes,

Officer referral required for call out VAST services after hours and weekends.



Waiting Period: No,
Toll Free
1-888-327-7828
Telephone
403-428-8398
Web Site
http://www.calgary.ca/cps/Pages/Community-programs-and-resources/Victims-of-crime/Victim-Assistance-Support-Team.aspx
Email
cps@calgary.ca
Languages
Interpreters / Translators - Phone line volunteers have full access to Language Line interpreters.
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Documents Required

Officer referral required for call out VAST services after hours and weekends.

Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: N/A -
Legal Status
Municipal Government
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
April 11, 2018
Address
5111 47 Street NE
Calgary, AB, T3J 3R2
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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Tue
08:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Wed
08:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Thu
08:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Fri
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM