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    Victims of Crime Committee


    Mission:

    To enhance the Canadian police community's capacity to respond effectively to the needs of victims of crime.

    Goals:

    The goals of the CACP Victims of Crime Committee are:

    1. To enable dialogue, problem solving and innovation across Canada to address victims.
    2. To gather and promote effective practices.
    3. To focus national attention on the needs of victims.
    4. To promote systemic response to victims.
    5. To advocate for legislative changes to address the needs of victims.

    Significant Accomplishments 2014/2015:

    • Hosted the Victims of Crime International Forum in September, 2014
    • Made presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights regarding Bill C-32.  Developed key messages, and prepared and disseminated information on the implementation of Bill C-32 via the CACP website.
    • Researched and reviewed a national death notification standard and training.  Developed a death notification training video.
    • Participated in review of Justice Canada’s draft victim information brochure and card.
    • Continued work to create a victims of crime web portal.

    Significant Accomplishments 2015/2016:

    • Produced and distributed information and training material to assist police in performing death notifications.
    • Provided a Death Notification Pocket Guide and produced a death notification video titled A Knock at the Door for police officers.
    • Created the Victims Rights in Canada pamphlet.
    • Attended and participated in the Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, The Power of our Voices.

     Activities Planned 2016/2017:

    • Provide input on policies legislation and regulatory changes that impact victims of crime
    • Further information gathering on victim services
    • Explore the creation of victim awards.
    • Increase the focus on needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis victims.
    • Explore best practices for victim support in major incidents.


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