What is the Canadian Victim Bill of Rights (CVBR)?

The Victims Bill of Rights Act was introduced in the House of Commons as Bill C-32 in April 2014 and received Royal Assent on April 23, 2015. This legislation creates the CVBR and amends other existing laws, including the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA).

The CVBR provides clear rights for victims of crime at the federal level and creates the following statutory rights for victims of crime.

  • The Right to Information

  • The Right to Participation

  • The Right to Protection

  • The Right to Restitution

If you are a victim you will also have the right to make a complaint if you believe that your rights have not been respected.

This information was gathered directly from Correctional Service Canada. For more information, please visit https://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/victims/003006-1003-eng.shtml

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