Some claimed they did it for the good of their patients, others created scenarios where they could try to heroically save a life, and some just seemed to enjoy the power to inflict sudden death.

The multiple murder charges laid against a Woodstock, Ont., nurse Tuesday may have shocked many Canadians, but the case was hardly unique.

Across North America and Europe, dozens of nurses and other health-care workers have been accused of deliberately killing patients, usually with medications meant to make their charges better.

By one academic’s estimate, health-care criminals have been convicted of killing at least 328 people, while close to another 2,000 suspicious deaths have been linked less definitively to those medical murderers.

The Victim Justice Network has a number of Services for victims of crime, including the crime of Elder Abuse. For more information visit this link.

The Victim Justice Network (VJN) in collaboration with Durham College presented a Live Stream Education Global Classroom event with the discussion topic: Tackling the Justice Gap: Restorative Justice and Sexual Violence on November 10th, 2016

The province of Nova Scotia is inviting people with creative ideas on how to prevent sexual violence to apply for grants through the Sexual Violence Strategy.

Parents have used the birds and the bees to talk to their kids about sex for generations. The province of Nova Scotia is now using them to talk to teens about sexual violence.

Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard launched the Nova Scotia Sexual Violence Strategy's public awareness campaign, Sexual Violence with the Birds and the Bees, today, Oct. 4 to grades 10 to 12 students at Millwood High School in Middle Sackville. The campaign, aimed at Nova Scotians aged 14 to 20, uses an animated, modern twist on the popular metaphor to broach subjects like consent.

The campaign consists of 30 and 60 second videos featuring bird-and-bee-type characters animated in the style of popular shows like Bojack Horseman and The Simpsons. The episodes deal with situations of sexual violence that youth told us they are facing in today's world. The first 60 second video takes place at a house party and explores the issue of alcohol and consent.

The Ending Violence Association of British Columbia (EVA BC) is holding their 2016 Annual Training Forum on November 24 & 25 2016. The title of the training forum is #OurTimeisNow: Ending Gender-Based Violence. 

Like individual victims of crime, communities can now submit impact statements for the court’s consideration during the sentencing of convicted offenders.

In support of the Canadian Victims Bill of Rightsthe Province has introduced a Community Impact Statement Program that will enable the courts to admit – and judges to weigh – statements about how a particular offence has impacted the community. Like the victim impact statements that have long been part of sentencing, community impact statements will describe the emotional, physical and financial impacts of an offence on a community.

Canada's justice system scores high on being slow, expensive and inefficient in a report card issued Wednesday by a public policy think tank.

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute grades provinces and territories in five categories: public safety, victims support, efficiency, fairness and access to justice, and costs and resources.

University of British Columbia law professor Benjamin Perrin is one of the report's authors. With Canada's justice system costing roughly $11 billion a year, he felt it was time to look at the numbers.

Would you do it? Take the photo of your loved one and put it away to protect the rights of the person accused of killing them?

For families of victims of crime, holding on to a photo or memento of their loved one provides comfort and allows them to be represented in the court proceedings.

But recent cases in Newfoundland and Labrador courtrooms have seen grieving family members forced from the courtroom, and told to remove any items showing the victim in the case.

Organizers call it a first – a cross-border conference targeting human trafficking was held in Winnipeg Friday.

It included representatives from 52 Canadian law enforcement, victim care and advocacy sectors, as well as a human trafficking taskforce from North Dakota.

Women and girls are being trafficked for sex across the U.S.-Canada border.

"We know that the incidents of human trafficking in Manitoba and North Dakota are very high," said Barbara Gosse, CEO of the Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking.

Gosse is one of the organizers of a cross-border meeting in Winnipeg on Friday that brought together 50 people form Manitoba and North Dakota to discuss ways to combat human trafficking.

"Anecdotally we know that law enforcement members and front-line service providers are connecting with victims every single day," said Gosse. "In Canada, we have no national data mechanism to track that data."

There is a national hotline to report human trafficking in the United States, and Gosse said her organization is working to establish one in Canada.

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