Response to Attorney General’s Statement on Victims and Survivors of Crime Week

Queen’s Park, May 30, 2016 – Today I highlighted three specific issues that the government must address to adequately respond to the needs of victims and survivors of crime. First, the impact of funding cuts to victims’ services and Partner Assault Response programs. Second, the lack of culturally responsive services for indigenous victims of crime. And third, the failure to exclude Criminal Injuries Compensation Board awards and civil damages from the calculation of assets for Ontario Works and ODSP.