There are several different types of Assault within the Canadian Judicial System.
Sexual Assault - click here
Domestic/ Intimate Partner Assault - click here
If you have suffered an assault, a Victim Service advocate can help to explain what you can expect during the judicial process. You may be eligible to complete the following -
Emergency Funding Application
If you have been injured or have lost necessary possessions as the result of a serious crime, you may be eligible to apply for financial assistance. A Victim Service advocate can help you with this application. Or you can find the form here. Please note that this application has to be submitted within 45days of the crime.
Emotional problems after a serious crime can be helped by counselling. In some situations you may be eligible to apply for financial assistance for counselling. A Victim Service advocate can help you with this application. Or you can find the form here. Please note that this application has to be submitted within 45days of the crime.
Victim Impact Statement
When you are the victim of a crime, you can sometimes feel as if you don't have a voice. Completing a Victim Impact Statement allows you to tell the Judge how a crime has affected your life. The Judge, lawyers, and the accused, will read your statement if and when the accused is found guilty and before sentencing. You can find more information about Victim Impact Statements by talking to us - or by looking here.
Statement of Restitution
Completing a Statement on Restitution allows you to ask the Judge to consider ordering the accused to repay you if you have lost any money because of a crime. The Judge may order this repayment to be part of the sentence that a person is given; and the person will have to repay you through the courts. Or the Judge could order a 'stand-alone' restitution order; which isn't part of the sentence.
To find out more about a Statement on Restitution, you can talk to us - or look here.