Governing Legislation for Victims of Crime (4:II)

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This information applies to British Columbia, Canada. Last reviewed for legal accuracy by the Law Students' Legal Advice Program on June 30, 2021.



A. Legislation and Regulations

Canadian Victims Bill of Rights, SC 2015, c 13, s 2

Victims of Crime Act, RSBC 1996, c 478

Crime Victim Assistance Act, SBC 2001, c 38

Crime Victim Assistance (General) Regulation, BC Reg 161/2002

Crime Victim Assistance (Income Support and Vocational Services and Expenses) Regulation BC Reg 162/2002

Criminal Code, RSC 1985, c C-46

Adult Guardianship Act, RSBC 1996, c 6

Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, SC 2001, c 27

Family Law Act, SBC 2011, c 25

Missing Persons Act, SBC 2014, c 2

B. Policy Guidelines

Ministries of Attorney General, Public Safety & Solicitor General, and Children & Family Development, Violence Against Women in Relationships Policy (British Columbia, December 2010).

Criminal Justice Branch, Ministry of Justice Crown Counsel Policy Manual, Vulnerable Victims and Witnesses – Adult, Effective March 1, 2018.

Criminal Justice Branch, Ministry of Justice Crown Counsel Policy Manual, Victims of Crime – Providing Assistance and Information to (1) Effective March 1, 2018

Criminal Justice Branch, Ministry of Justice Crown Counsel Policy Manual, Victim Services Programs – Providing Information to Victims (2) Effective March 1, 2018

Criminal Justice Branch, Ministry of Justice Crown Counsel Policy Manual, Sexual Services: Purchase of and Related Offences, Effective March 1, 2018.


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