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Rights of Victims

Includes rights of victims of a crime.

Some indicators of legal issues

What the clients may say:

  • "I'm the victim of a violent crime and I need help understanding the court process"
  • "I'm the victim of a violent crime and I need help paying for a new door lock."
  • "I don't want my offenders to contact my family or me once they get out of prison."
  • "I'm the victim of a violent crime and I want to know if I'm entitled to compensation"
  • "I want to tell the court how a violent crime has affected my family and me"

Legal Services and Information

Records for Rights of Victims
Title Description
Canada. Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime Facilitates access of victims to existing federal programs and services by providing them with information and referrals   Addresses complaints of victims about compliance with…
Ontario Legal Information Centre COVID-19 (May 7, 2020): Centre will no longer offer its services in person for the time being * legal information services remain available by telephone…
Ligne de soutien pour les femmes touchées par la violence - Femaide - Ligne de soutien pour les femmes touchées par la violence - Femaide COVID-19 (28 July 2021) The Francophone helpline for women dealing with violence remains open. Call 1 877-336-2433 for assistance.This information is regularly updated on their…
University of Ottawa - Community Legal Clinic Student Legal Aid Services Society clinic staffed by students and supervised by lawyers provides legal services to low-income members of the community conducts legal education…
Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime Assist victims and survivors of violent crimes by helping them: obtain needed services and resources deal with post-trial agencies obtain long-term emotional supportOther services includes:…
Ottawa Victim Services - Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario COVID-19 (13 Apr 2020): In-person services have been suspended or are limited. All other services provided remotely.On-site early intervention and crisis intervention needs assessment safety…
ABLE2 - Fetal Alcohol Resource Program COVID-19 (16 Jul 2021): Staff can be reached by phone or email. Virtual programs only.Support for individuals affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and their…
Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities - Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities COVID-19 (July 12, 2021): Reach's Legal Referral program is accepting calls from clients with disabilities in Ottawa and the Champlain region who require legal assistance. Referrals…
Ottawa. City Operations - Ottawa Police Service - Victim Support Unit On-site early intervention and crisis intervention needs assessment safety planning referrals to community services enhanced support for vulnerable victims  assistance with applications to VQRP+Victim Quick…
JusticeNet Non-profit organization * links individuals seeking legal advice that are unable to obtain legal advice due to high cost or due to their ineligibility to…

Social Services and Information

Ottawa Social Services