News from Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime
The Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime (OFOVC) is an independent resource for victims in Canada. The Office was created in 2007 to ensure the federal government meets its responsibilities to victims of crime.
Victims can contact the Office to learn more about their rights under federal law and the services available to them. In addition to its direct work with victims, the Office also works to ensure that policy makers and other criminal justice personnel are aware of victims' needs and concerns and to identify important issues and trends that may negatively impact victims.More information
Canada's Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime Remarks on the Coming Into Force of the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights
Sue O'Sullivan, Canada's Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime, today marked the coming-into-force of the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights.
Following the tabling of the Government's proposed legislation to abolish the long-gun registry, the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime has spoken out in support of the long-gun registry, urging the federal government to maintain the registry as a tool for preventing further victimization.
In a news release, the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime urged the Government to consider the importance of balancing funding for victims' programs and services with other government justice priorities.
The Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime (OFOVC) has released its report, "Toward a Greater Respect for Victims in the Corrections and Conditional Release Act," urging the Government of Canada to provide victims of crime with enhanced and legislated rights.