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- Recommendations to the Government
Recommendations to the Government
An important part of the Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victim of Crime's work is identifying issues that negatively impact victims of crime and recommending ways that the federal government can make its laws, policies and processes more responsive to victims.
The Ombudsman can make recommendations in a variety of ways, including through a letter to a Minister, as part of a special report or in person.
To learn more about the recommendations the OFOVC has made to date, follow the links below. Please note however that this section of our website does not provide updates on what progress has been made since the OFOVC made these recommendations. For more information on the status of each recommendation below, please consult our latest Annual report or contact us directly.
- Elimination of the "faint-hope clause"
- Protection of the children of accused serious offenders
- Ending sentence discounts for multiple murders
- Guidelines for victim statements
- Federal Victim Surcharge
- Mandatory reporting of images of the sexual abuse of children
- Missing persons index
- Measures to protect victims of white-collar crime
- Privacy Laws and Victim Referrals
- Sexual Violence and Harassment in the Military
- Missing Persons Index
- Victims of Hate Crime
- Accelerated parole for offenders convicted of child sexual exploitation
- Funding for Child Advocacy Centres
- Notifying victims of the deportation status of offenders
- Making offenders accountable for harm done to victims
- Providing support to victims of crime