Sudbury and Area Victim Services (SAVS)
FREE Immediate, Confidential Support is Available 24 Hours A Day, 7 Days A Week
In April 2015, the federal government passed Bill C-32, the Victims Bill of Rights Act. This law made a number of changes to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. Many of these changes came into effect in July 2015. However, as of June 1st, 2016, upon request, victims can:
- receive information from the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) about an offender's correctional plan and progress toward meeting the objectives of the plan;
- have CSC provide access to a photograph of the offender prior to certain releases into the community; and
- request access from the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) to listen to an audio recording of a parole hearing if unable to attend in person.
Furthermore, in order to improve services to victims, CSC and PBC have modernized how registered victims can access information. We are proud to announce the official launch of the Victims Portal on June 1,2016. The Victim's Portal is a secure website where registered victims may obtain information about the federal offenders who harmed them. Victims may use the Portal in addition to, or instead of, the current methods of communication by phone and mail. The Portal will also allow registered victims to manage their information and preferences online.
For further information about the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and the other legislation that is currently in effect, please visit CSC's Victim Services website or PBC's website.
What is Victim Services?
Victim Services is a 24 hour, 7 day a week comminity based service that provides immediate short-term crisis intervention services to persons affected by crime, tragedy and disaster. Sudbury & Area Victim Services team of professional staff and volunteer crisis responders provide emotional support, practical assistance and information and referrals to community based agencies.
Assisting victims of our community for:
|Domestic Violence||Elder Abuse|
|Motor Vehicle Collision||Financial Assistance (Certain Crimes)|
|Break & Enter||Bullying|
For more information or for volunteer opportunities, please call your local SAVS office at (705)522-6970 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking to become a volunteer? The SAVS Volunteer Application Package can be found here.