Canada. Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime

Canada. Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime
The mandate of the Ontario Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime (OFOVC) relates exclusively to matters of federal responsibility and includes:
* Facilitating access of victims to existing federal programs and services by providing them with information and referrals
* Addressing complaints of victims about compliance with the provisions of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act that apply to victims of offenders under federal supervision and providing an independent resource for those victims
* Enhancing awareness among criminal justice personnel and policy makers of the needs and concerns of victims and the applicable laws that benefit victims of crime, including to promote the principles set out in the Canadian Statement of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime
* Identifying emerging issues and exploring systemic issues that impact negatively on victims of crime If you are a victim of crime, the OFOVC can:
* Answer your questions about your rights as a victim
* Give you information about the services and programs available to you through the federal government
* Receive and review your complaints about other federal government departments, agencies or policies
* Refer you to programs and services in your city or province that may be able to help you
* Make recommendations to the federal government on how to change its policies or laws to better suit the needs and concerns of victims, and to report on those recommendations publicly
PO Box 55037 240 Sparks St, Ottawa, ON K1P 1A1
Ottawa (City of)
Toll-free 1-866-481-8429
Toll free 1-877-644-8385
victimsfirst@ombudsman.gc.ca
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
No restrictions You are considered a victim of crime if: * You have been harmed or suffered physical or emotional damage as a result of someone committing a criminal offense. * You are a spouse, conjugal partner, relative of, dependent of or are responsible for a victim who has died or is not able to act for himself or herself (e.g., the victim is ill or is a child).
English; French
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Federal Government
21-Feb-14
24-Sep-14
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