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Definition: Help and education for those who have been harmed or suffered loss from another’s criminal act.

Canada/Federal

This brochure is designed to assist victims dealing with the aftermath of an alcohol or drug-related crash. The brochure was created and published by Mother's Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in 2009. (PDF - 64 pages
Related keywords: Driving, Drugs and alcohol, Legal process, Victim support and victim rights

The CCVT provides the link between the survivor of torture and a network of professional services which includes doctors, lawyers, social service workers and volunteers as well as crisis intervention, counseling, the Children's Program and Art Therapy.

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The Child Witness Court Preparation Program is operated by The Canadian Society for the Investigation of Child Abuse (CSICA), which is an organization committed to supporting those victims, witnesses and their families involved in the investigation of child abuse. There is information on this site for kids, parents and facilitators.

Related keywords: Victim support and victim rights, Witnesses

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is the federal government agency responsible for administering sentences of a term of two years or more, as imposed by the courts. CSC is responsible for managing institutions of various security levels and supervising offenders under conditional release in the community. CSC is also committed to ensuring that victims of crime have an effective voice in the federal corrections and criminal justice system.

Related keywords: Corrections, Restorative justice, Victim support and victim rights

The Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime (OFOVC) is an independent resource for victims in Canada. Victims can contact the Office to learn more about their rights under federal law and the services available to them, or to make a complaint about any federal agency or federal legislation dealing with victims of crime. In addition the Office works to ensure that policy makers are aware of victims' needs and concerns. Website includes information about victims’ rights in Canada and types of victim services as well as frequently asked questions and publications.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Victim support and victim rights

They're Canada's only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, referral and Internet service for children and youth. The service is completely anonymous and confidential - they don't trace calls, they don't use call display. You don't even have to tell them your name if you don't want to. (1-800-668-6868)

Related keywords: Bullying, Child abuse, Gangs, Harassment, Relationship violence, School safety, Victim support and victim rights, Youth criminal justice

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada) is a charitable, grassroots organization that is committed to stopping impaired driving and supporting the victims/survivors of this violent crime. Website includes a resource library of publications relevant to victims.

Related keywords: Drugs and alcohol, Victim support and victim rights

The NCECC functions as the point of contact for investigations related to the sexual exploitation of children on the Internet in Canada.

Related keywords: Child abuse, Prostitution and pornography, Sexual assault, Victim support and victim rights

This online video from the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) shows victims how a parole hearing works and directs victims to other Board information, such as their website and toll-free victim information line. The PBC believes victims should, if they choose, have a role in the conditional release process. This openness and transparency supports their public safety mandate.

 

Related keywords: Parole, Victim support and victim rights

The Policy Centre for Victim Issues, a division of the Department of Justice Canada, implements the Federal Victim Strategy the objective of which is to give victims of crime a more effective voice in the criminal justice system. We develop policy and criminal law reform, administer the Victims Fund, and broadly share information about issues of importance to victims of crime. Publications include a crime victims’ guide to the criminal justice system and Victim Services Directory.

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