At CSC, we are committed to ensuring that victims of crime have an effective voice in the federal correctional and justice system.
We want to make sure that victims are treated with compassion, fairness and respect.
Our dedicated Victim Services Officers are there to:
- register victims.
- provide victim notification.
- receive victim statements.
- provide referrals and answer questions about CSC.
CSC provides services to victims of federal offenders. These are offenders serving a sentence of two years or more. Our services reflect the Canadian Statement of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime. These principles guide governments as they develop legislation and policy.
Proposed Canadian Victims Bill of Rights
On April 3, 2014, the government announced that they are tabling the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights There is extensive information about this proposed legislation on the Prime Minister's website. When any new legislation that impacts the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is passed, CSC performs a prompt assessment of that Bill, and immediately takes action to prepare to implement any required changes in our operations as soon as the new provisions come into force. We inform registered victims and the general public as soon as information is available.
Along with the proposed Canadian Victims Bill of Rights, there are also several pieces of legislation currently before Parliament that, if passed, would have an impact on the rights of victims of crime:
- Canadian Victims Bill of Rights (Bill C-32) status update
- Bill C-350 (Accountability of Offenders) status update
- Bill C-479 (Fairness for Victims) status update
- Bill C-489 (Restrictions on Offenders) status update
CSC Tip Line
You can provide information about an offender to CSC anonymously by calling 1-866-780-3784 any time of the day or night.
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