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Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act

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The Government of Canada's comprehensive and "made-Canada" approach to address prostitution includes two essential parts, program funding to help vulnerable persons leave prostitution, and criminal law reform - the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act - in response to the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Canada v. Bedford.


Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC)

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The Government of Canada has passed legislation to consolidate the provision of support services to 11 administrative tribunals by way of a single, integrated organization - the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC). The ATSSC is established with the coming into force on November 1, 2014, of the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada Act.


Biography of Marie-France Pelletier

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Marie-France Pelletier has been appointed Chief Administrator with the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC), effective Monday, October 27, 2014.


Youth Justice Fund

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The Youth Justice Fund was established in the 1990s as part of the Youth Justice Renewal Initiative, and provides grants and contributions funding for projects across Canada. The Youth Justice Fund has a budget of approximately $4.5 million each year.


Time-Limited Operational Funding

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Time-Limited Operational Funding (TLOF) is one component of the Victims Fund, a grants and contributions program administered by the Department of Justice Canada under the Federal Victims Strategy. TLOF grants help non-government victim-serving organizations maintain services by covering operating expenses such as staff payroll, office space rental and limited capital expenditures.


Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act

| Department of Justice Canada | backgrounders

The Government of Canada's comprehensive and "made-Canada" approach to address prostitution includes two essential parts-criminal law reform, in response to the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Canada v. Bedford, and support for vulnerable persons to help them leave prostitution. This two-pronged approach aims to criminalize those who fuel and perpetuate the demand for prostitution by purchasing sexual services, and to protect those who sell their own sexual services, vulnerable persons, and Canadian communities from the harms associated with prostitution. These harms include sexual exploitation, violence, and related criminal activities, such as human trafficking, organized crime and drug-related crime.


Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act

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The Government of Canada is committed to standing up for victims of crime and making streets and communities safer for Canadians. The Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act will ensure that public safety comes first in the decision-making process with respect to accused persons found Not Criminally Responsible on Account of Mental Disorder (NCR). It would enhance the safety of victims and promote greater victim involvement in the Criminal Code mental disorder regime.


Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act

| Department of Justice Canada | backgrounders

The Government of Canada's comprehensive and "made-Canada" approach to address prostitution includes two essential parts-criminal law reform, in response to the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Canada v. Bedford, and support for vulnerable persons to help them leave prostitution. This two-pronged approach aims to criminalize those who fuel and perpetuate the demand for prostitution by purchasing sexual services, and to protect those who sell their own sexual services, vulnerable persons, and Canadian communities from the harms associated with prostitution. These harms include sexual exploitation, violence, and related criminal activities, such as human trafficking, organized crime and drug-related crime.


Youth Justice Fund

| Department of Justice Canada | backgrounders

The Youth Justice Fund was established in the 1990s as part of the Youth Justice Renewal Initiative, and provides grants and contributions funding for projects across Canada. The Youth Justice Fund has a budget of approximately $4.5 million each year


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