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National Victims of Crime Awareness Week 2013:

We All Have a Role

The 8tth annual National Victims of Crime Awareness Week (NVCAW) will be commemorated across Canada from April 21 – 27, 2013. The theme that has been chosen for NVCAW 2013 is: We All Have a Role.

This theme recognizes:

That criminal justice providers play a role in reaching out to victims of crime by providing information and meaningful support to victims and their families at the community, provincial, territorial and federal levels. Throughout Canada, countless dedicated people work with victims of crime everyday. These professionals and volunteers help victims of crime maintain hope for the future and rebuild their lives. That all levels of government play a role in reaching out to victims of crime. Over the past 30 years, Canada has made significant advances in issues important to victims of crime. By working with partners in the provinces and territories, as well as with service providers, the federal Government has ensured that victims have a more effective voice in the criminal justice system. In the years to come, the Government will build on this momentum and continue to make meaningful change for victims of crime in Canada. That all Canadians can play a role in helping victims of crime access the services available to them. The first level of support for many victims of crime are family and friends. NVCAW 2013 provides a backdrop for a national discussion about the laws, services and programs available for victims of crime at the community, provincial, territorial and federal level. Being knowledgeable about the services available to victims gives each Canadian the opportunity to pass along that information to someone else whose life has been touched by crime.   .