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Reforming Citizen's Power of Arrest and Self-Defence and Defence Of Property Provisions

| Department of Justice Canada | backgrounders

An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Citizen's Arrest and the Defences of Property and Persons) will expand the legal authority for a private citizen to make an arrest within a reasonable period of time after they find a person committing a criminal offence either on or in relation to their property.


Child Advocacy Centres

| Department of Justice Canada | backgrounders

Child Advocacy Centres (CAC) adopt a seamless, coordinated and collaborative approach to addressing the needs of child and youth victims of crime. CACs seek to minimize system-induced trauma by providing a child-friendly setting for a young victim or witness and his or her family.


Victim Surcharge

| Department of Justice Canada | backgrounders

A victim surcharge is an additional penalty imposed on convicted offenders at the time of sentencing.


Youth Justice Fund

| Department of Justice Canada | backgrounders

The Youth Justice Fund provides grants and contributions to projects that encourage a more effective youth justice system, respond to emerging youth justice issues and enable greater citizen and community participation in the youth justice system.


Nuclear Terrorism Legislation

| Department of Justice Canada | backgrounders

The 1980 Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) establishes measures related to the prevention, detection and punishment of offences related to nuclear material. In 1986, Canada ratified the CPPNM and became a States Party.


Elder Abuse Legislation

| Department of Justice Canada | backgrounders

Elder abuse is any action, often committed by someone in a relationship of trust, that results in harm or distress to an older person. Commonly recognized types of elder abuse include physical, psychological and financial abuse, and neglect. Financial abuse is the most commonly reported type.


Elder Abuse Legislation

| Department of Justice Canada | backgrounders

Elder abuse is any action, often committed by someone in a relationship of trust, that results in harm or distress to an older person. Commonly recognized types of elder abuse include physical, psychological and financial abuse, and neglect. Financial abuse is the most commonly reported type.


Victims Funding for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice

| Department of Justice Canada | backgrounders

Through its Victims Fund, the Department of Justice Canada will provide $1.8 million to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice. The funding aims to improve programs and services to residents of the province, particularly children, who have been victims of crime.


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