Victims of crime
Information and assistance for victims of crime.
Learn who is considered a victim of crime under the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and about their rights in the criminal justice system.
Learn more about criminal charges, pro-active referrals, peace bonds and restitution.
Learn about the roles of key participants, including judge and jury, in the court process and learn what happens in court and at trial.
Learn about many types of sentences or combinations of penalties and how sentences are imposed by the court. Also find out about victim impact statements and community impact statements.
Learn about how a victim can obtain information regarding an offender who has harmed them and about the role victims can play in the federal correctional and parole systems.
Additional information and assistance for victims of crime.
Videos, photo essays and written testimonials from those affected by crime.
Learn about this independent resource for victims in Canada, and about the Federal Ombudsman’s role.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
- Canadian Victims Bill of Rights
- Criminal Code of Canada
- Corrections and Conditional Release Act
- Corrections and Conditional Release Regulations
- Overview of Victim Services across Canada
- Parole Board of Canada Victim's Guide to Information Services
- Victims of Crime: Staying Informed
- Correctional Service Canada (CSC) Victim Services
Video - Services for Victims of Crime
Learn about the services offered by the Government of Canada.
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