When does the Canadian Victim Bill of Rights (CVBR) come into force?

The majority of the provisions and amendments included in the Victims Bill of Rights Act, including the creation of the CVBR, and amendments to the 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 amendments are the sharing of information related to an offender's correctional plan, the sharing of the most recent photo of the offender, and the need to consider victims' concerns prior to removing or varying a condition that was imposed on an offender in the community to protect the offender's victims.

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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