Victims of crime

Information and assistance for victims of crime.


Victims' roles and rights in the criminal justice system

Learn who is considered a victim of crime under the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and about their rights in the criminal justice system.

When a victim reports an incident or criminal activity

Learn more about criminal charges, pro-active referrals, peace bonds and restitution.

Court and trial

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.

Federal corrections and parole

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.

Victim services and funding

Additional information and assistance for victims of crime.

Victims' stories and testimonials

Videos, photo essays and written testimonials from those affected by crime.

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