Law enforcement personnel, courts, and probation officers use up-to-date information to help prosecute and rehabilitate repeat offenders.
What's important to know
About 10-15% of criminals commit 50-60% of the crime. The Priority Prolific Offender Program designates these criminals as ‘prolific offenders’ to:
- keep them off the streets
- help them turn their lives around
How it works
The Priority Prolific Offender Program has these operating principles:
- Identify and designate prolific offenders.
- Collect, maintain and distribute information about prolific offenders.
- Provide Crown prosecutors with complete bail packages to effectively prosecute prolific offenders.
- Track prolific offenders throughout the justice system.
- Monitor prolific offenders if they’re in the community.
- Recommend tailored courses and counselling to help rehabilitate prolific offenders.
- Develop plans to help prolific offenders re-enter the community.
Prolific offenders have a history of:
- frequently committing significant offences – even when they’re out on bail
- frequently appearing before the courts
- not complying with their court orders, including failing to appear and breaching conditions
- behaving in a way that seriously impacts public safety
Prolific offenders are often affected by:
- mental health issues
- low self-esteem
- poor life / job skills
- a desire for excitement
- a lack of desire for profit
If you have any questions or concerns about the Priority Prolific Offender Program, contact us:
310-0000 (toll-free in Alberta)
8:15 am-4:30 pm
Open Mon-Fri, closed statutory holidaysEmail