Victims of crime
Victims of crime
Information and assistance for victims of crime.
Services and information
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.
At CSC, we are committed to ensuring that victims of crime have an effective voice in the federal correctional and justice system.
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
Victims and Survivors of Crime Week
The Policy Centre for Victim Issues is hosting a virtual Victims Week, including an opening ceremony and keynote presentation, workshops throughout the week, and a closing ceremony.
Video – Victim’s Rights in Canada
Message from Karen McCrimmon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Infographics - Victim Information
Information that victims of federal offenders are entitled to
Video – Victims rights and the correctional system in Canada
Message from Anne Kelly, Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada
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