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|Royal Canadian Mounted Police
245 Second Street West
Northeast Regional Victim Services
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police (R.C.M.P.)
The Town of Carrot River and its area has a history with the R.C.M.P. which dates back to 1952.
The first one-man detachment has grown to eight members with a Sergeant in charge, a Corporal, six members and a public servant. The Carrot River Detachment policies Arborfield, Carrot River, Zenon Park, Rural Municipality of Moose Range #486 and the Rural Municipality of Arborfield #456. Two members are permanently stationed and reside on the Red Earth First Nations Reserve as well as two members on the Shoal Lake First Nations Reserve.
The Northeast Regional Victim Service program along with a number of volunteers from all the above communities is being offered from the Carrot River R.C.M.P. Detachment.
The Carrot River Detachment also has a partnership with the Northeast Crisis Center and a counselor regularly attends the office to offer counseling to victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse or for any families in need of counseling.
A community consultative group comprising of citizens from all of the communities meets with members to discuss problematic issues and attempt to solve community problems to avert future acts of vandalism etc.
A number of services are provided to the different communities by the members of the detachment such as-bicycle and car roadeos, detachment tours for school children, ride-along program, SADD program at the High School, assist in ATV and snowmobile courses, school liaison program for every school safety patrol program etc.
The Northeast Regional Victim Services program is an R.C.M.P. affiliated crisis intervention program. Core funding for the program comes from Saskatchewan Justice victim fund. Additional funding to enhance the services provided is through donations from the communities across the region. The purpose of this program is to aid victims of crime and traumatic events by providing information, advocacy, support and referrals.
The Northeast Regional Victim Services program has been in operation in Nipawin, Carrot River, Melfort and Tisdale since June of 1996. Expansion to include Cumberland House, Hudson Bay and Porcupine Plain was launched in 1999. Offices are located in the R.C.M.P. detachments where the bulk of our files are referred from. As the program continues to expand to meet the needs of our communities we are receiving more and more referrals from outside agencies and community people and the expansion to Rose Valley, Kelvington and Yellow Quill First Nation was announced in October of 2006.
Paid staff consist of a Program Coordinator and two Assistant Coordinators as well as a part-time Administrative Assistant based in Tisdale. The program is overseen by a Board of Directors with representatives from each of the communities involved.
To date we have 20 volunteer Victim Support workers throughout the northeast region. Each volunteer completes 40 hours of mandatory training. Volunteers have also participated in a number of additional workshops. All volunteers must pass the R.C.M.P. enhanced security clearance and are bound by an Oath of Confidentiality.
Victim Support workers are asked to assist in a variety of situations, some examples are: to accompany the R.C.M.P. when notifying next of kin in the loss of a loved one. In such situations they provide a listening ear, comfort, support, information and any practical help the family may need at that time. Victims Support workers will stay with the individual(s) until family arrives. They remain on call to assist with any other help required. Volunteers are trained to provide appropriate support and assistance in all aspects of crimes against people including domestic violence and sexual assault situations. They provide information regarding case progress, justice procedures, victims of domestic violence act and obtaining peace bonds. Support and assistance is given at the time of the incident, during statements and hospital accompaniment. Referrals are made to shelters and counselors. The impact of property crimes is often much greater than victims anticipate, particularly for the elderly. Volunteers ensure victims receive the support and help appropriate to their needs. For victims that need to testify in court many hours are spent helping them to understand the court process, their role and providing court accompaniment. A further aim of the program is to prevent victimization through education and participating in crime prevention initiatives.
If you need help or more information or wish to volunteer as a Victim Support worker or Board Member please contact your local R.C.M.P. Detachment or call the main office in Tisdale (306-878-3819). The Victim Services website is www.nervs.ca.
ALTERNATIVE MEASURES - refers to programs in which adults and youths who are accused of a criminal offence take responsibility for their behavior by participating in a community based program. These programs adapt to balance the need of victims, the accused and their communities while ensuring that society is protected. They make the accused person take responsibility for their behavior and to address the harm they have committed.
Alternative Measures are a way to address crime in conjunction with the present criminal justice system. These programs address the criminal actions of the accused while preserving their dignity and requiring them to be accountable for their behavior. It attempts to make things right by taking a problem solving approach to crime, which emphasizes forgiveness and healing while helping to repair relationships between the victim, the accused and the community.
How this works is the Police will usually make a recommendation to the Crown Prosecutor if they feel the offender is a candidate for the Alternative Measures Program.
If, in the opinion of the Crown Prosecutor, the program would be an appropriate way for the offender to be held accountable for his or her behavior, they may be referred to the program.
A person who is referred to and chooses to participate in the Alternative Measures Program must admit responsibility for the offence.
A meeting is then arranged between the victim, the offender and the community members. Each is given an opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings with respect to the offence and with the assistance of a mediator, come to an agreement which each believes is fair. The agreement could involve the offender doing volunteer work for the victim or the community, paying the victim for the damage caused, attending counseling, or any other activity acceptable to all parties. This process often leads to the restoration of harmony between the victim and the offender.
Contact Rosemarie W (306) 768-3487 or your local R.C. M.Police Detachment (306) 768-1200 (Carrot River) for more information.