Financial Assistance to Attend a Parole Hearing
One of the important entitlements of victims of crime is the opportunity to attend hearings conducted by the Parole Board of Canada (PBC). Victims may attend hearings as observers or to present a victim statement. However, this often involves travel and accommodation away from home.
The Victims Fund offers financial assistance to registered victims who wish to attend hearings for the offender who harmed them. This assists victims in participating more fully in the criminal justice system.
Financial assistance is also available for a support person to accompany registered victims to PBC hearings, or to provide child or dependant care to enable victims to attend hearings.
For more information about the Victims Fund, contact Justice Canada at 1-866-544-1007 (toll-free) or visit the Department of Justice website.
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