Who Are We?
Camrose and District Victim Service advocates are people who live in the Camrose area, and want to help the community. We have various careers and roles in society - students, nurses, teachers, parents, and Camrose City employees to name just a few!
Our advocates have to obtain Enhanced Police Security clearance, and successfully complete on-line training through the Alberta Office of Justice and Solicitor General. We also take part in on-going training and education around crimes, trauma response, community resources and psychological health.
To aid and assist victims of crime and/or tragedy by providing a community support program in partnership with the RCMP and CPS.
To develop community awareness of the Victim Services Program, and to provide quality service to the residents of the CDVSU area. We assist victims and their families, to achieve a 'new' normal - to create a healthy community.
Why we volunteer with Victim Services.
We asked our advocates to tell us why they volunteer with Camrose and District Victim Services. Here are a few of their comments...
"Being able to be a calming and compassionate person in the middle of person's chaos and crisis is rewarding."
"It is a privilege to be able to alter a traumatic time by letting people know that there is help and support available"
"It's nice to be able to sit with someone who feels alone and traumatized - to let them know that they aren't alone."
"Seeing people who have been victims be able to get stronger, find their voice and be empowered is so cool!"