Organization Profile - Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime
Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime
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Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
The mandate of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime 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; and identifying emerging issues and exploring systemic issues that impact negatively on victims of crime.
The Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime shall be appointed by the Governor in Council for a term not exceeding three years, which term may be renewed, and may only be removed for cause by the Governor in Council.