How to Receive Information
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As a victim of crime, you are entitled to certain information. Information about the accused or offender does not come to you automatically. You must ask for it.
If the crime is still being investigated, you can contact police to find out about the status of the investigation.
For ongoing information the status of the court case, you can contact:
- Crown counsel - who is charging and prosecuting the accused
- The Victim Safety Unit, which can give you an update and also register you to receive ongoing information about the person accused or found guilty of committing the crime
If the offender is being held in jail before the trial, has been sent to jail for two years or less, or if you’re not sure, you can contact:
If the offender who committed the crime has been sent to jail for two years or more, you can contact the:
- Correctional Service of Canada
- Parole Board of Canada for information on provincial and federal parole matters