Victims of crime – More legal information

Read our LEARN LAW Column: Are You a Survivor of Violent Crime?

Applying for compensation

To apply for compensation, see our Criminal Injuries Compensation Tip Sheet.

You can also visit the website of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, where you can get a copy of the application form, as well as information on how to apply and the hearing process.

Other resources

CLEO's Your Legal Rights website has information on Criminal Injuries Compensation, rights of victimspartner abuse and family law.

Ontario Women's Justice Network (OWJN) has legal information about violence against women in the criminal law system, immigration issues, etc.

Victims’ services

To find out more about your rights as a victim and the services available to you, or to complain about federal services or laws, contact the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime.

The Office for Victims of Crime has a handbook for victims of violent crime.