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CORRECTION: New Victims Fund Initiative

This is an update from the Department of Justice about the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, which went into force last week.

Posted:
December 11, 2014

Federal Government Provides Funding for Online Network for Victims of Crime

Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced funding of $200,000 for the Victims Justice Network to establish an online network for victims of crime, criminal justice professionals, and others who directly serve victims.

Posted:
November 09, 2014

Short Survey / Sondage court on Department of Justice PLEI documents

Department of Justice Canada is requesting that you fill out a survey about their family law public legal education and information documents for parents, Making Plans, and Parenting Plan Tool.

Posted:
July 15, 2013

The 2013 Victims of Crime Research Digest is now available

The Victims of Crime Research Digest contains articles on current and completed victims of crime research that is supported by the Policy Centre for Victim Issues, Department of Justice Canada.

Posted:
May 13, 2013

Report: An Estimation of the Economic Impact of Spousal Violence in Canada, 2009

The Department of Justice has released a study that provides a comprehensive estimate of the economic impact (costs) of spousal violence in Canada.

Posted:
February 11, 2013

'Mega-Trials' Legislation Receives Royal Assent

The Fair and Efficient Criminal Trials Act has as its goal to ensure that so-called "mega-trials," large and complex cases involving illegal activities such as drug trafficking, white-collar crime, terrorism, organized crime or gang-related activity, can be heard more swiftly and effectively.

Posted:
June 28, 2011

Victims of Crime Research Digest 2011 is now available

The Victims of Crime Research Digest is an annual periodical published by the Department of Justice Canada. Its aim is to disseminate short, accessible articles on current and completed victims of crime research that is supported by the Policy Centre for Victim Issues, Department of Justice Canada.

Posted:
June 09, 2011