Project Star – Court Support for Victims of Crime
Have you or someone you know been a victim of crime? Have you been sexually assaulted or physically assaulted?
Do you want to report, but are afraid? Do you think you may have warrants? Speak to us first to get some facts about reporting a crime.
We are community-based advocates who respect your rights and give confidential services to those who have been a victim of crime.
Project STAR (Support-Transition-Action-Recovery) advocates can offer you confidential services and are specifically trained in working with those who are or have been involved in the sex trade. We can also help you to report to the criminal justice system.
Advocates help with legal issues and
- Explain trial language, courtroom procedure, and courtroom etiquette in ways that you can easily understand
- Keep you informed about key dates and stages in the criminal case
- Go with you to defense interviews, prosecutor appointments, and court proceedings
- Assist you if you have special needs so the court can make any necessary accommodations in advance of trials
- Assist you with victim compensation applications and victim impact statements Assist victims with media requests
- Work to ensure your voice is heard at various case decision points (e.g. Sentencing, offender release, charging, plea agreements)
- Arrange transportation for court-related appointments
You can contact Project STAR yourself, or be referred by
- Edmonton Police and RCMP
- Crown Prosecutors
- Community agencies
- Community-based victim service units
For more information about Project STAR call 780.471.6137