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Seven facts about Edmonton's Mental Health Court and how it's changing lives

Jan 25, 2022

Adults charged with a criminal offence who have some indication of mental health issues can request that their matters be heard in Edmonton's Mental Health Court.

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LAA service delays due to COVID-19

Jan 11, 2022

Staffing pressures caused by spread of Omicron variant

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LAA lawyer explains how Drug Treatment Courts are making a difference

Jan 5, 2022

Millions of people across the country struggle with addictions every day – it crosses all social boundaries. Too often, people are led to crime in order to feed their addictions....

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2021 was a year of transformation of client service, access to justice, and our organization

Dec 21, 2021

For nearly 50 years, LAA has supported disadvantaged Albertans during perhaps the most challenging days of their lives. When we look back at our accomplishments in 2021 we see incredible...

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Ask A Lawyer: Tips for co-parenting and holiday visits

Dec 9, 2021

The holiday season is supposed to be festive but for many families it can be a difficult time of year – especially when it comes to families in which co-parenting means children are...

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Spreading the word: How to help someone in a family violence situation

Nov 30, 2021

Legal Aid Alberta staff lawyers share knowledge with the community during Family Violence Prevention Month.

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In The News

Emergency protection order applications in response to family violence continue to rise in Alberta
The number of requests for emergency protection orders (EPO) for those facing family violence have spiked 17 per cent since 2018, says Legal Aid Alberta.
Calgary Herald | June 15, 2022

Domestic abuse and family violence on the rise in Alberta, organization says
Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) says the number of emergency protection orders (EPO) filed by the agency has risen 17 per cent since 2018. An EPO is a court order that can protect people facing violence by keeping away an abuser and removing them from the home.
CTV News Edmonton | June 15, 2022

Increase in requests for emergency protection orders in Alberta
Legal Aid Alberta is seeing an increase in requests for emergency protection orders in the province, as family violence continues to rise.
CityNews Edmonton | June 15, 2022

CTV NEWS VIDEO: Indigenous inmate number rising
The proportion of Indigenous inmates at federal prisons is rising across Canada, and nowhere more than in Edmonton. Carlyle Fiset reports and interviews LAA's Stephen Shirt.
CTV News Edmonton at 6 | May 27, 2022

Percentage of Indigenous inmates in Edmonton hitting new highs
LAA's Stephen Shirt, Indigenous courthouse navigator & assessment officer was interviewed by CTV Edmonton about the high and continuously increasing rates of Indigenous peoples in the Alberta prison system.
CTV News Edmonton | May 27, 2022

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