Victim Services Coordination

Victim services coordinators provide advocacy, information, assistance and referrals to victims of crime or traumatic events. You’ll be working with diverse groups of people and handling emotionally-charged situations, so good communication skills are important. You also need to work from a place of strength, so you must be living a healthy lifestyle.

If you’re the kind of person who believes in standing up for others, consider a career in victim services. It is a high-demand area—and Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Victim Services Coordination program will open the door to jobs with police, corrections or community-based agencies.

You can take the courses for this applied certificate program through the School of Continuing Education. Develop your skills while you continue to work. 

Victim Services Coordination is an applied certificate program which gives you practical, applicable knowledge and skills in:

  • case management
  • client services strategies
  • community partnerships
  • criminal justice system
  • personal wellness and self-care
  • response to traumatic events
  • volunteer coordination

Career and salary information

Your career

When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to work as a victim services coordinator, assistant coordinator, domestic violence caseworker or Indigenous resource officer. Look for work with police services, corrections services or community-based programs for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Students interested in a career in the field of Victim Services must not have a criminal record, may be required to successfully pass an enhanced reliability security clearance, and meet any other security requirements deemed necessary by the employer.

If you have a criminal record for which a record suspension (pardon) has not been granted, or a matter that is currently before the courts, you may be ineligible for employment.”

For more information, contact the Student Employment Services at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus nearest you.

Part-time delivery

Students do not apply to this program, but take courses part time and apply to graduate (pdf) through Enrolment Services once all courses are completed.

To register for individual courses, please view the part-time offerings available in the Courses section below.


Admission requirements

  • Grade 12

Note: You do not apply or have admission requirements assessed for this program. You take courses through Continuing Education. Once you have successfully completed all the courses in the program, simply apply to graduate.

Alternative admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through an alternative admission assessment. Applicants are automatically considered for alternative admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met.


Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Alternative Admission using Accuplacer.

  • 240 Reading
  • 238 Writing


Some programs allow applicants to meet the admission grade level requirement using 15 approved post-secondary credits. Review additional information.

If the program applied to has specific course requirements, they may be met through alternative post-secondary courses. Review already approved courses that may be used for admission purposes for your programs.

Admission method

Not applicable at this time

Tuition and fees

See individual course information.

This program is not eligible for the Canada-Saskatchewan student loan program.


Get credit for what you know

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.

See link(s) below to get more information about PLAR.

Transfer credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit to Sask Polytech or to another college or university.

Court Services Administrator

Additional information