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Victim Services - The Unit




Welcome to 'Municipal Affairs”, I'm your host, Chris Brown.


This is the first instalment of our three-part series dedicated to shedding light on the evolving landscape of Victim Services in the province of Alberta.


In today's episode, we embark on a comprehensive exploration of the crucial role played by Victim Services Units and delve into the transformative changes unfolding throughout the province.


In an exclusive interview with Romesh Persaud, the chairman if the Camrose and District Victim Services Society, we gain valuable insights into the fundamental aspects of Victim Services Units. Our conversation will provide a deeper understanding of their roles, functions, and the pivotal support they offer to individuals navigating the aftermath of traumatic experiences.


The winds of change are sweeping through Alberta's victim services landscape, as nearly 60 victim-services units are being amalgamated into four regional hubs. This restructuring marks a significant shift in the way victim services are administered and aims to enhance efficiency, coordination, and overall effectiveness in supporting those in need - according to the Province of Alberta.


As we sit down with Romesh, we aim to unravel the implications of this restructuring, exploring how it impacts the delivery of victim services across the province.


We will discuss his opinion for the motivations behind these changes and the anticipated downfalls for both service providers and the individuals seeking support.


Furthermore, we delve into Romesh's experiences, uncovering what information has been communicated from the province regarding these organizational changes.


Join us on this insightful journey as we navigate the intricacies of Alberta's Victim Services transformation.


In the subsequent parts of this series, we will continue to explore the nuances of this transition, shedding light on the regional hubs, the perspectives of service providers, and the impact on individuals seeking assistance in times of vulnerability. Including a show with municipal leaders who advocate for the current model for Victim Service Units, and the third part will be dedicated to the province's response.


Stay tuned for a comprehensive analysis of the evolving landscape of Victim Services in Alberta over the next couple of weeks.


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