Check out the latest issue: Victim Matters. Volume 5, Issue 4, March 2015.
We are very grateful to the Department of Justice – Victims Fund, whose support has made Victim Matters possible.
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. […]
This Private Member’s Bill, introduced by Mr. Dave MacKenzie, Member of Parliament for Oxford in March 2013, amends the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA) to extend the Parole Board of Canada’s authority to approve or deny escorted temporary absences for offenders serving a minimum sentence of life imprisonment.
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the incorporation of our organization. Today, as we celebrate our achievements, we also reflect on the many changes that have been made to better the experience of victims in Canada. Because of the hard work of so many advocates, including our founders Sharon Rosenfeldt and her late husband Gary, […]
Bill C-43 The Economic Action Plan 2014 Act has been introduced.
Division 17 of Part 4 of the bill will amend the DNA Identification Act to, among other things, create a national DNA-based Missing Persons Index (MPI) to help police investigations.
The MPI will be one of five new indices created in the RCMP’s National DNA Data Bank. […]
Bill C-489, an Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (restrictions on offenders), comes into force.
This Bill amends the Criminal Code to require a court to consider making an order prohibiting certain offenders from being within two kilometers or less of a victim’s home or any other place specified in the order; […]