Canadian Victims Bill of Rights

Budget 2014

Economic Action Plan 2014 supports the implementation of the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights.

As stated in the 2013 Speech from the Throne, the Government is committed to “restore victims to their rightful place at the heart of our justice system.” The Canadian Victims Bill of Rights will stand up for victims of crime and give them a more effective voice in the criminal justice and corrections system.

The Canadian Victims Bill of Rights will provide victims with online resources that will help individuals access the federal programs and services available for victims of crime and a web portal that will allow victims to access information, including a photo of their offender, before they are released.

Recognizing their role in the criminal justice system, provinces and territories will be engaged, including with respect to the enforcement of restitution orders for victims and to establish and/or enhance victim complaint bodies.

Further details about the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights will be announced in the coming months.

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