Canadian Victims Bill of Rights Complaint Mechanism The Canadian Victims Bill of Rights (CVBR) came into force on July 23, 2015. The CBVR created statutory rights at the federal level for victims of crime. The legislation establishes statutory rights for victims of information, protection, participation, and to seek restitution. It also requires that a complaint process be established by federal departments, agencies, or bodies for alleged breaches of these rights. In July, 2015, the Department of Justice's CVBR Complaint Mechanism was established, and its related policy was approved by the Deputy Minister *DM) of Justice Canada. The complaint policy was updated in September 2016. The complaint policies state that, within six months after the end of the fiscal years (i.e. by the end of September each year), a report will be submitted to the DM that will include : the number of complaints made to the Department; how these complaints were addressed; and the average length of time to address them . The complaint policy also states that the report will be proactively disclosed on the Department of Justice Canada website. For the purposes of this report, a "complaint" is any submission which included the official form required by the Department to make a CBVR complaint (i.e. Department of Justice CVBR Complaint Form). An "enquiry" is any correspondence to the Department's CVBR Complaint Mechanism. 2017-09-29 2018-09-20 Department of Justice open_Government@justice.gc.ca PersonsDepartment of JusticeAccess to InformationCanada's System of JusticeJustice Canada PublicationsCanadian Victims Bill of Rights Complaint Mechanism 2015-2016 Annual Report on the Department of Justice Canadian Victims Bill of Rights Complaint MechanismHTML http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/cj-jp/victim/cvbrcm-mtpccdv/16/p1.html#sec1 2015-2016 Annual Report on the Department of Justice Canadian Victims Bill of Rights Complaint MechanismPDF http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/cj-jp/victim/cvbrcm-mtpccdv/16/cvbrcm-mtpccdv.pdf 2015-2016 Annual Report on the Department of Justice Canadian Victims Bill of Rights Complaint MechanismHTML http://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jp-cj/victim/mtpccdv-cvbrcm/16/p1.html#sec1 2015-2016 Annual Report on the Department of Justice Canadian Victims Bill of Rights Complaint MechanismPDF http://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jp-cj/victim/mtpccdv-cvbrcm/16/mtpccdv-cvbrcm.pdf 2016-2017 Annual Report on the Department of Justice Canadian Victim Bill of Rights Complaint MechanismHTML http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/cj-jp/victim/cvbrcm-mtpccdv/17/p1.html#sec1 2016-2017 Annual Report on the Department of Justice Canadian Victim Bill of Rights Complaint MechanismPDF http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/cj-jp/victim/cvbrcm-mtpccdv/17/cvbrcm-mtpccdv.pdf 2016-2017 Annual Report on the Department of Justice Canadian Victim Bill of Rights Complaint MechanismHTML http://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jp-cj/victim/mtpccdv-cvbrcm/17/p1.html#sec1 2016-2017 Annual Report on the Department of Justice Canadian Victim Bill of Rights Complaint MechanismPDF http://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jp-cj/victim/mtpccdv-cvbrcm/17/mtpccdv-cvbrcm.pdf

Canadian Victims Bill of Rights Complaint Mechanism

The Canadian Victims Bill of Rights (CVBR) came into force on July 23, 2015. The CBVR created statutory rights at the federal level for victims of crime. The legislation establishes statutory rights for victims of information, protection, participation, and to seek restitution. It also requires that a complaint process be established by federal departments, agencies, or bodies for alleged breaches of these rights.

In July, 2015, the Department of Justice's CVBR Complaint Mechanism was established, and its related policy was approved by the Deputy Minister *DM) of Justice Canada. The complaint policy was updated in September 2016. The complaint policies state that, within six months after the end of the fiscal years (i.e. by the end of September each year), a report will be submitted to the DM that will include :

the number of complaints made to the Department; how these complaints were addressed; and the average length of time to address them .

The complaint policy also states that the report will be proactively disclosed on the Department of Justice Canada website.

For the purposes of this report, a "complaint" is any submission which included the official form required by the Department to make a CBVR complaint (i.e. Department of Justice CVBR Complaint Form). An "enquiry" is any correspondence to the Department's CVBR Complaint Mechanism.

Resources

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2015-2016 Annual Report on the Department of Justice Canadian Victims Bill of Rights Complaint Mechanism Publication HTML English Access
2015-2016 Annual Report on the Department of Justice Canadian Victims Bill of Rights Complaint Mechanism Publication PDF English Access
2015-2016 Annual Report on the Department of Justice Canadian Victims Bill of Rights Complaint Mechanism Publication HTML French Access
2015-2016 Annual Report on the Department of Justice Canadian Victims Bill of Rights Complaint Mechanism Publication PDF French Access
2016-2017 Annual Report on the Department of Justice Canadian Victim Bill of Rights Complaint Mechanism Publication HTML English Access
2016-2017 Annual Report on the Department of Justice Canadian Victim Bill of Rights Complaint Mechanism Publication PDF English Access
2016-2017 Annual Report on the Department of Justice Canadian Victim Bill of Rights Complaint Mechanism Publication HTML French Access
2016-2017 Annual Report on the Department of Justice Canadian Victim Bill of Rights Complaint Mechanism Publication PDF French Access