What is the procedure to obtain information about the offender?

You can obtain information by requesting it in writing from the local Correctional Service of Canada office. A person from this office will ask you why you want the information. They will contact the police in order to verify your identity. The staff person just wants to know that you are who you say you are and that you are a victim.

If you phone this office to get information about the offender, the staff person will send you a package of materials. You can call them back with any questions. In the package there is a form letter that you can sign and send back to receive information. If you prefer, you can write your own letter and say, “I want to receive any and all information to which I am entitled and this is why….”

  • You must request information about the offender in writing from CSC. 

  • You can learn about the offender’s progress and behaviour in prison by attending a parole hearing as an observer.

Mennonite Central Committee Canada. (2011). Getting through the maze: A guidebook for survivors of homicide.

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