The Alberta Crown Prosecution Service prosecutes all offences under the Criminal Code of Canada, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and provincial statutes in all the courts of the province and the Supreme Court of Canada.
This work includes, but is not limited to, homicide, assault (sexual, aggravated), impaired driving, break and enter, theft and fraud, speeding and other driving offences, but excludes adult drug offences.
The Alberta Crown Prosecution Service works with justice system stakeholders and the community to promote safe communities and implement alternative approaches to the administration of justice.
The ACPS is divided into four core businesses:
Edmonton, Calgary and Regional Prosecutions Offices have responsibility for the prosecution of Criminal Code of Canada, Youth Criminal Justice Act and provincial statute offences. This includes working with justice system stakeholders and the community to promote safe communities and implement alternative approaches to the administration of justice.
Specialized Prosecutions Branch provides specialized prosecution services throughout Alberta in sensitive and complex areas such as commercial crime, environmental, and Occupational Health and Safety cases, mutual international legal assistance, organized crime, technology, and internet crime. This Branch also has responsibility to identify and track offenders who are considered violent or have a propensity to violence in support of Alberta Justice’s mandate to help protect society from dangerous offenders.
Appeals, Education and Prosecution Policy Branch conducts criminal appeals in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada; addresses complaints of wrongful convictions or miscarriages of justice; seeks to enhance the prosecution of serious and violent crime through amendments to federal legislation (Criminal Code of Canada and Youth Criminal Justice Act); provides criminal law and prosecution policy advice to the Minister, the Deputy Minister and the Assistant Deputy Minister, and is responsible for education, training and knowledge management within the Division.
Strategic and Business Services Branch provides information and timely services to the ADM, Minister, Deputy Minister and Senior Management including: information technology, budget management, workforce planning, accommodation, prosecution staff security, emergency planning, and business continuity. This Branch also provides a coordinating function dealing with issues arising from cross‐ministry and cross‐divisional committees. It also has responsibility for research, evaluation, surveys, project management, business planning and has responsibility for the Witness Security Program.