Victims of Crime Committee


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


    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 2016/2017:

    • Worked with Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT JUSTICE) to provide police training on victims of crime support and death notification
    • Dissemination of the Victims’ Rights in Canada pamphlet
    • Planned First Responders Suicide Awareness social media event with the HR Committee and Canadian Mental Health Association
    • Explored best practices for reviewing unfounded sexual assault cases.
    • Provided a letter of support for the Community Safety Knowledge Alliance Research to understand the impacts on families of individuals killed by impaired drivers.

          Activities Planned 2017/2018:

    • Providing input on policies, legislation, and regulatory changes that impact victims of  crime;
    • Further information gathering on victim services;
    • Greater focus on needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis victims;
    • Exploring best practices for victim support in major incidents