Launch of new e-resource

EXPERIENCES OF VICTIMS OF MENTALLY ILL OFFENDERS IN CANADA

Please check out our new bilingual online resource (January 2015) which provides victims and victim service providers with a better understanding about when and how a mentally ill offender is diverted into the forensic mental health system and becomes a patient who is treated by nurses, social workers and psychiatrists. The publication is available online in English and French in HTML and PDF formats.  It is focused on the lived experiences of victims harmed by a mentally ill offender. The e-resource provides victim service providers and families/individuals impacted with:

  • Increased understanding of the hospital/forensic mental health system in Canada.
  • Information about provincial and territorial Review Boards, the dispositions imposed (which can include detention in a mental health facility and treatment) on the accused, or patient, as they are referred to in many jurisdictions.
  • The victims’ rights and roles within the forensic mental health system.
  • Frequently asked questions are answered, and information is provided to help victims find assistance and access supports near them.
The e-resource also includes an evaluation link and would not be possible without project funding provided by the Department of Justice Victims Fund.

The Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime offers support, research and education to survivors and stakeholders.

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