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Testifying in Court as a Victim or Witness of Crime

There are six Victim/Witness Programs that provide court orientation and support to children and other vulnerable witnesses who are required to testify in court in Saskatchewan. These programs maintain the goal is to help reduce the fear, anxiety and further trauma that may occur through testifying. Topics that may be covered in the programs include:

  • Liaison and advocacy with the court and Crown Prosecutor to help ensure your needs in the courtroom are known. This includes exploring the use of testimonial aids that may be available in some cases, especially for child witnesses;
  • Information about the status of your case, legal terms, what it is like to be a witness and how the process works. This will give you a better understanding of the criminal justice system. Children are taught about the process in a friendly atmosphere and in a manner appropriate to their age;
  • Court tour and orientation to familiarize you with the courtroom and the roles of court personnel;
  • Court accompaniment to provide support and assistance when you are planning for and attending court.
  • Referrals to community and government service agencies to meet related needs, such as outreach or counseling.

The Victim/Witness Coordinator cannot discuss the details of the crime with you, but can assist you in making contact with the Crown Prosecutor. The Crown Prosecutor may review these details with you prior to court.

The six programs, located throughout the province, include:

Battlefords Victim/Witness Services
c/o Battlefords Prosecution District
4th Floor, 1146 102nd Street, North Battleford SK S9A 1E9
Phone: (306) 446-2697 Fax: (306) 446-7499

La Ronge Victim/Witness Services
c/o La Ronge Prosecutions District
Mistasinihk Place, 1328 La Ronge Avenue
P.O. Box 5000, La Ronge SK  S0J 1L0
Phone: (306) 425-4576  Fax: (306) 425-4226

Meadow Lake Victim/Witness Services
c/o Meadow Lake Prosecutions District
P.O. Box 8, Meadow Lake SK S9X 1Y1
Phone: (306) 236-0461 Fax: (306) 236-7593

Prince Albert Victim/Witness Services
c/o Prince Albert Prosecutions District
1061 Central Ave., Box 3003, Prince Albert SK   S6V 6G1
Phone: (306) 953-2798   Fax: (306) 953-2289

Regina Victim/Witness Services
c/o Regina Prosecutions District
910 - 1801 Hamilton Street, Regina, SK S4P 4B4
Phone: (306) 787-3883   Fax: (306) 798-4098

Saskatoon Victim/Witness Services
c/o Saskatoon Prosecutions District
8th fl., 224-4th Ave. S., Saskatoon SK   S7K 2H6
Phone: (306) 933-5173   Fax: (306) 933-7665

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