The Ombudsman can take complaints and conduct investigations about services provided by Ontario children's aid societies, foster homes, group homes, secure treatment facilities or youth justice facilities.
Ottawa Victim Services (OVS) provides emotional support, practical assistance, referrals and advocacy to individuals who have been victimized as a result of a crime or tragic circumstance, without judgment in order to lessen the impact of victimization.
The Policy Centre for Victim Issues implements the Federal Victim Strategy the objective of which is to give victims of crime a more effective voice in the criminal justice system. We develop policy and criminal law reform, administer the Victims Fund, and broadly share information about issues of importance to victims of crime.
An Act Respecting Victims of Crime – Victims' Bill of Rights, was proclaimed as law on June 11, 1996. The Act supports and recognizes the needs of victims of crime. The Act includes a set of principles that guide how justice system officials should treat victims at different stages of the criminal justice process.