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Saskatchewan salutes victim services volunteers

Saskatchewan is thanking 133 victim services volunteers as the province observes May 12-18, as Victims and Survivors of Crime Week.

In acknowledging the role of the volunteers, the province is also highlighting the services and supports available to help victims and survivors of crime.

The volunteer victim support workers give their time to police-based victim services programs. In 2023-24, they dedicated over 6,800 hours, and more than 15,000 victims of crime were supported through their efforts, notes the province.

“I would like to sincerely thank them for helping victims and survivors of crime overcome tragic situations and ensuring that they are not alone as they navigate the criminal justice system,” says Justice Minister and Attorney General Bronwyn Eyre.

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Fourteen police-based victim services programs operate throughout the province. Four are part of municipal police services, while the other ten are connected to RCMP detachments and overseen by a board of directors, including 81 volunteer community board members.

More information is available online or by calling 306-787-3500. In Lloydminster, Maidstone, Onion Lake, Turtleford, St. Walburg, and Glaslyn, Midwest Victim Services may be contacted at 780-874-5022.

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