How will victims' safety be taken into consideration?

You will have the right to:

  • Have your security and privacy considered by criminal justice personnel;

  • Be protected from intimidation and retaliation; and

  • Ask the court that your identity not be released to the public

You may want to have access to a photograph of the offender so that you are aware of their appearance at the time of release, particularly when the offender has served a lengthy sentence. CSC will provide you with access to a photograph of the offender at the time of the conditional release or at the end of sentence unless doing so would have a negative impact on public safety. This photo is accessible on the Victims Portal.

This information was gathered directly from Correctional Service Canada. For more information, please visit

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