Victims of Violence is pleased and proud that the historic Victims Bill of Rights has now come into force. We consider the VBR to be a fair and responsible representation of where we are at currently in Canada in relation to being more responsive to victims of crime and their vast array of needs, concerns and issues. […]
This Bill, introduced by Member of Parliament David Sweet, amends the Corrections and Conditional Release Act to extend mandatory parole review periods for violent criminals who are denied parole, to reviewing the case within five years rather than the current two years.
The Victims Bill of Rights creates clear statutory rights to to information, protection, participation and restitution, at the federal level for victims of crime for the first time in Canada’s history.
Sections 1 to 44 and 52 to 54 come into force 90 days after Royal Assent (July 23, 2015.) Sections 45 to 51 come into force on proclamation. […]
The goal of Victims Week is to raise awareness about issues facing victims of crime and the services, programs and laws in place to help victims and their families. For more information and a list of events taking place across the country, please visit the NVCAW Website.
The theme of the 10th annual Victims Week, […]
The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, introduces legislation to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act to end statutory release for repeat violent offenders.
Under Statutory Release, eligible criminals are released at two thirds of their sentence and serve the last third of their sentence in the community under supervision and subject to conditions. […]
This legislation aims to crack down on online exploitation and cyber bullying.
- The measures coming into force make it an offence to share an intimate image without the consent of the person in the image.
- These measures will also empower a court to:
- order the removal of intimate images from the Internet; […]
Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces the Government’s intent to introduce legislation to keep Canadian families and their communities safe by ensuring that the most heinous criminals will be sentenced to life behind bars without possibility of parole.
- This legislation will build on the Government’s tough-on-crime measures to keep our streets and communities safe by ensuring that criminals who are convicted of the most serious murders or those who are convicted of high treason will be imprisoned for the rest of their natural lives with no access to parole. […]
The legislation, known as “Lindsey’s Law” in honour of Lindsey Nicholls, who disappeared in 1993 and has never been found, received Royal Assent on December 16, 2014. Lindsey’s mother, Judy Peterson, has been a tireless advocate for the creation of a DNA-based Missing Persons Index.
Public Safety Canada. […]