No matter where you are in your healing journey, or whether you choose to report, the CASASC Police, Community + Court Support Program is here
- Information about reporting and the court process
- Court preparation
- Accompaniment to report and/or court proceedings
- Advocacy throughout the process
- Assistance with filling out forms and applications
- Emotional support
- Resources and referrals to the community
- Supportive reporting
Who it’s for
- Open to anyone who has experienced sexual violence and can be accessed being a CASASC counselling client or not.
- Offered free-of-charge.
- Focuses on support, information and advocacy. No legal services or advice is provided.
- The Community and Court Support Worker can discuss options for legal advice and provide referrals.
The Supportive Reporting Program is all about options – providing you options on reporting in a supportive and comfortable atmosphere. In a nutshell, it aims to meet victims of historical sexual violence at a place and time where they feel most comfortable to report what happened to them.
This collaborative program between the Red Deer RCMP and CASASC takes a victim-centred approach to reporting sexual assaults. The reporting session can take place at a time of your choosing and can be hosted at a location where you feel the most comfortable, like the CASASC office.
Before a statement is collected, you are given an opportunity to speak to the officer about how the criminal justice process works, ask about court and any other questions you may have. If you decide not provide a statement at that time, those wishes are respected.
Disclaimer: CASASC does not provide legal advice or services