July 2016

The Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime (OFOVC) releases 2014-2015 Annual Report

The Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime (OFOVC) releases 2014-2015 Annual Report. Over the past year, the OFOVC continued to fulfill its mandate by focusing on three core activities: responding to questions and complaints from victims and their families; reaching out to and engaging victims, stakeholders and the general public; and, identifying and championing effective policy and legislative improvements. For more information see: http://victimsfirst.gc.ca/res/pub/ar1415-ra1415/index.html

CTV: Sexual assault victim challenges publication ban on her identity

HALIFAX — A woman who was sexually assaulted has been granted the right to reveal her name after two years of living under a publication ban, CTV reports.

Shannon Graham was assaulted by her common law spouse, Jared Beck-Wentzell. Beck-Wentzell was charged, convicted, and sentenced to two and a half years in prison. He was released, pending an appeal, after just two months behind bars.

For more on this story visit: http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/sexual-assault-victim-challenges-publication-ban-on-her-identity-1.2964040