VJN News

The Victim Justice Network is pleased to announce that Priscilla de Villiers, Executive Director and Kate Lines, Board Chair are delivering a presentation at the B.C. Collaborates to Stop Sexual and Domestic Violence on December 9th, 2015 to promote awareness of the Victim Justice Network.

By Donna Watson-Elliott
Manager Ottawa Police Victim Crisis Unit

When you become a victim of crime, connecting with the best services can be a challenge.

The cost of crime in Canada has soared to the all-time high of $85 billion while crime rates continued to fall, according to a report released by the Fraser Institute.

The report written by Stephen Easton, Hilary Furness and Paul Brantingham says the cost of crime has increased from $42.4 billion in 1998.

Recorded on April 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. E.D.T. - In support of National Victims of Crime Awareness Week in 2015 from April 19th to 25th, this webinar examines Bill C-32 - The Canadian Victim Bill of Rights and its impact on victims of crime once enacted.  The key presenter in this webinar was Ms Pamela Arnott, the Director and Senior Counsel of the Policy Centre for Victims Issues, Department of Justice Canada. The webinar was hosted by the Victim Justice Network, a national non-profit organization whose mission is to establish an online-based network to better serve and support victims of crime. One of its objectives is to promote public awareness and public education on issues of importance to victims of crime.

Recorded on April 10, 2014 - In support of National Victims of Crime Awareness Week from April 7th to 11th, this webinar will provide an overview of the application of Victim Impact Statements in the criminal justice system in Canada, how it has evolved over the past 10 years, and what to look for in the future. The webinar is hosted by the Victim Justice Network, a non-profit national organization whose mission is to establish an online-based network to better serve and support victims of crime.