New measures available to support victims of crime

New Victims Web Portal launched during Victims and Survivors of Crime Week

OTTAWA, June 1, 2016 /CNW/ - As part of the Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, Public Safety Canada announced that as of today, victims of crime now have more accessible information about the federally supervised offender who harmed them and additional ways to participate in the parole process.

The Victims Portal is a new secure online portal that allows registered victims, and/or their named representatives, to access services and information.

In addition, victims registered with the Correctional Service of Canada or the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) will now:

  • have access to information about an offender's progress in relation to his or her correctional plan;
  • have access to a current photo of the offender prior to certain releases;
  • have access to a more meaningful participation in the corrections and conditional release system. Victims now have the ability to listen to an audio recording of a parole hearing if they do not attend it;
  • be consulted by the PBC prior to removing or changing certain conditions that were placed on an offender's release to enhance their safety.

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SOURCE Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada

For further information: Scott Bardsley, Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, 613-998-5681; Media Relations, Public Safety Canada, 613-991-0657

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