Specialized Courts

The past 40 years have brought a lot of change to the Alberta Court of Justice, with the recognition that the traditional adversarial process is not necessarily appropriate for every population or situation. As a result, the Alberta Court of Justice has created specialized courts to deal with cases in a therapeutic and culturally appropriate manner.

There are several different forms of specialized courts that are operated in communities across the province responding to the needs of Albertans interacting with the justice system. These courts include: