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Victims of Crime

It's important for victims of crime to understand their rights and the supports that are in place to assist them in the aftermath.

The Impact

A victim of crime is anyone who is harmed by a crime - someone whose bike was stolen from outside a store, someone who was injured by a drunk driver or someone who has been assaulted. The harm can be physical, emotional or financial.

Victims' Rights

Victims of Crime may have some concerns about becoming involved in the criminal justice system. This section provides information that can help address some of these concerns.

Victim Safety

For many victims of crime ensuring their own personal safety may be their most pressing concern. Legal responses to some common concerns are covered in this segment.

Self-Care for Victims

Taking steps to take care of yourself doesn't need to be complicated, but recognizing common reactions to trauma and finding ways to deal with it is important.

Victims' Compensation

Victims of crime may be able to ask for financial compensation for some losses they have suffered as the result of a crime.

Reporting a Crime to the Police

This segment provides information about what you can expect when you decide to report a crime to the police.

Will Charges Be Laid?

This segment includes information to help understand the charging process.

Will the Accused Be Released?

A person charged with a crime may be released back into the community until their case is dealt with. The safety of victims and the public is one consideration.

Understanding Alternative Measures

This segment discusses when criminal offences can be dealt with outside of court and a victim's role in the process.

Criminal Trials

When a person accused of a crime pleads not guilty a trial must be held to determine the matter. Victims have an important role to play in the trial process.

PLEA can provide you with information to help you understand many legal matters you, a family member or friend may be facing.

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PLEA gratefully acknowledges our primary core funder the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan for their continuing and generous support of our organization.