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Parole & Corrections

Parole Board of Canada

The Parole Board of Canada is authorized by law to make parole decisions for offenders serving federal sentences of two years or more. It also makes parole decisions for offenders in provincial institutions serving sentences of six months to two years less a day, in provinces and territories where there is no provincial parole board.

The Parole Board of Canada is committed to ensuring victims of crime have a role in Canada's criminal justice system. They have produced a short video outlining the information they offer to victims and the options available for participating in the parole process.

Be sure to check out the Parole Board of Canada website for more information relating to victims and the parole process.


Correctional Service of Canada


Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) implemented the National Victim Services Program (NVSP) in 2007. The program seeks to provide victims of federal offenders with timely information about the offender who harmed them.


The information that can be disclosed to victims is dictated in the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA). The CCRA is also based on the Canadian Statement of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime that is intended to guide governments in the development of legislation and policy.

Their dedicated Victim Services Officers are responsible for registering victims, providing victim notification, receiving victim statements, providing referrals and answering questions about CSC. If you are a victim of crime, they want to make sure that you are treated with fairness and respect.

Please visit the Correctional Service of Canada’s Website for additional information.



Alberta Corrections Services

Correctional services are operated by both the federal and provincial governments. Offenders who receive sentences of less than two years or who receive community sentences such as fines, community service work or probation are under provincial jurisdiction.  Offenders who receive prison sentences of two years or more are the responsibility of the federal government. 


Young offender services, custody and community supervision, pre-trial supervision, community and custody sentences and Extrajudicial Sanctions Programs, are the responsibility of the provincial government

Please visit the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General’s Website for additional information.



Sometimes victims may also be faced with criminal charges or convictions and may need assistance not provided by RDCVSU. 


Please contact the following agencies for assistance.





John Howard Society
of Red Deer
        Elizabeth Fry Society
780-421-1175 (Edmonton)




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