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VJN applaudes creation of community safety journal

With its first full issue scheduled for publication in August 2016, the Journal of CSWB will be a quarterly, peer reviewed, open-access online publication that will feature a mix of scholarly literature, complimented by carefully selected reports, discussion papers and mixed media productions covering a variety of multi-disciplinary topics related to the broadest interpretations of Community Safety and Well-being practices.

Editorial content for the journal will be sourced from across Canada and globally, as well.

An initial call for papers is underway, and the Journal will publish its inaugural Preview Issue early in May.

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Victim Justice Network website provides key services, supports for victims of sexual violence across Canada

In light of the verdict being announced in the trial of Jian Ghomeshi, the Victim Justice Network (VJN) encourages survivors and those who support them to visit the Services and Supports section of the VJN website to find a wide range of places where victims of crime can turn for help across Canada.  

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Guide dispels myths about child abuse

During coroners’ inquests into the death of children, Children’s Aid Society case workers often testify about the difficulties in getting information from others who work with children. To help create awareness to encourage professionals to report child abuse and clear up misunderstandings about privacy, the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth and the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario teamed up to create a resource booklet.

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Victimology program receives $200,000 in research funding over three years

As announced in Toronto on January 21, 2016 by Federal Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), a federal research funding agency has awarded $207,210 in funding to the Algonquin College Victimology graduate certificate program over three years to fund the efforts of a team of seven – including Victimology students, in partnership with the Victim Justice Network (VJN) – to study how victims of crime can be best served by the support systems designed to help them.

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Algonquin College — Research Associate (P-T) Posting

December 11, 2015 - In partnership with the Victim Justice Network (VJN), the Graduate Victimology Program at Algonquin College has received a 3-year grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for a project titled, Resilience and Victims of Violence: Understanding Strengths to Enhance Victim Assistance Training. In addition to 3 student research assistants, we are hiring a part-time research associate to be jointly supervised by the Principal Investigator and VJN.  The application closes on Monday, December 14, 2015.

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Victim Justice Network Connects with Agencies in British Columbia

December 10, 2015 - Over the past two days, the Victim Justice Network (VJN) has successfully made new connections with crime victims, survivors, agencies and front-line services at the  B.C. Collaborates to Stop Sexual and Domestic Violence forum in Vancouver, British Columbia.  With over 1000 delegates in attendance at the two-day conference, Priscilla de Villiers, the Executive Director and Kate Lines, the Board Chair have met dozens of individuals and learned about the diverse range of services and supports available to crime victims, especially those impacted by sexual assault and domestic violence.  In addition, the VJN had the opportunity to deliver a presentation outlining its organizational goals and objectives, and also to highlight its accomplishments to date.  

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Victim Justice Network Announces Research Partnership with Algonquin College

December 9, 2015 - Today in Vancouver, B.C. at the BC Collaborates Forum to Stop Sexual  and Domestic Violence the Victim Justice Network announced details of a new research partnership with Prof. Ben Roebuck of the Victimology Department of Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario. The project is titled, Resilience and Victims of Violence: Understanding Strengths to Enhance Victim Assistance Training.

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Victim Justice Network to present at BC Collaborates Forum

The Victim Justice Network is pleased to announce that Priscilla de Villiers, Executive Director and Kate Lines, Board Chair are delivering a presentation at the B.C. Collaborates to Stop Sexual and Domestic Violence on December 9th, 2015 to promote awareness of the Victim Justice Network.

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Victim Justice Network Creates Resource for Crime Victims

December 8, 2015 - One of the key objectives of the Victim Justice Network (VJN) is to provide victims of crime with greater access to information on services, supports and other resources. Victims of crime are often left to navigate a complex and confusing criminal justice system in the aftermath of their criminal victimization. In order to guide victims through this process, the Victim Justice Network has created an easy understand Criminal Court Process chart which illustrates what typically happens after a crime has occurred. This flowchart can be used to provide victims of crime with a pathway to what may take place during a criminal court process in a typical Canadian provincial court.

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Victim Impact Statements in Canada: Past, Present, and Future

Recorded on April 10, 2014 - In support of National Victims of Crime Awareness Week from April 7th to 11th, this webinar will provide an overview of the application of Victim Impact Statements in the criminal justice system in Canada, how it has evolved over the past 10 years, and what to look for in the future. The webinar is hosted by the Victim Justice Network, a non-profit national organization whose mission is to establish an online-based network to better serve and support victims of crime.

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