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.
Canadian Victims Bill of Rights
Passing of the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights
On April 24, 2015, the government announced that the Victims Bill of Rights Act, formerly known as Bill C-32, received Royal Assent. There is extensive information about this legislation on the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights page.
The majority of the provisions and amendments included in the Victims Bill of Rights Act, including the creation of the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights, and amendments to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA), Criminal Code, Canada Evidence Act, and Employment Insurance Act, came into force on July 23, 2015. Some additional amendments to the CCRA came into force on June 1, 2016. These changes have a significant impact on the way that CSC does its business.
- Right to information
- Right to protection
- Right to participation
- Right to restitution
Victims also have the right to make a complaint if they believe that their rights have not been respected.
CSC and the Parole Board of Canada have created a Victims Portal which allows victims and/or their named representatives online access to important information and services which they are entitled to under the CCRA.
***If you are currently registered as a victim with CSC or PBC and would like to access information online, please go to the Victims Portal and follow the instructions. You will need to create an account and request to have it connected to your existing file.
Along with the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights, Bill C-479 (Fairness for Victims), which received Royal Assent in April 2015 and Bill C-489 (Restrictions on Offenders) which received Royal Assent in June 2014 also impact the rights of victims of crime..
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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