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Title: ONTARIO - CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION BOARD ADMINISTERING THE COMPENSATION FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME ACT, 1971 - FISCAL YEAR APRIL 1, 1978 TO MARCH 31, 1979 REPORT, 10TH - CANADA
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
Canada
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 59
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
Toronto, Ont M5G 1Y8, A Canada
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
439 University Avenue
17th Floor
Toronto, Ont M5G 1Y8, A
Canada
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: DECISIONS AND AWARDS OF THE CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION BOARD OF ONTARIO FROM APRIL 1, 1978, THROUGH MARCH 31, 1979, ARE PRESENTED.
Abstract: THE LEGISLATION UNDER WHICH THE BOARD FUNCTIONS IS THE COMPENSATION FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME ACT 1971. THE BOARD IS REQUIRED TO FIND ADEQUATE EVIDENCE OF COMMISSION OF A CRIME AND TO CONSIDER ALL RELEVANT CIRCUMSTANCES IN MAKING THE AWARD. BOARD MEMBERS SIT IN PANELS OF TWO AND HOLD HEARINGS THROUGHOUT CANADA TO FACILITATE APPLICATIONS. DURING THE REPORT PERIOD, THE BOARD HEARD 713 APPLICATIONS, COMPARED WITH 570 IN THE PREVIOUS FISCAL YEAR; THIS FIGURE REPRESENTS A 25 PERCENT INCREASE. TOTAL AWARDS GRANTED INCREASED BY 8 PERCENT FROM $1,611,836 TO $1,748,484. THE AVERAGE AMOUNT OF AWARD DECLINED 15 PERCENT, FROM $2,328 TO $1,960. THIS DECLINE IS PROBABLY DUE TO AN INCREASED PROPORTION OF MINOR CLAIMS, ARISING FROM A WIDER AWARENESS OF THE EXISTENCE OF THE PROGRAM. POSTERS AND EXPLANATORY BROCHURES DESCRIBING THE PROGRAM WHICH ARE DISPLAYED IN HOSPITAL EMERGENCY WARDS AND STAFF LOUNGES HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO PUBLIC AWARENESS. AWARDS MADE UNDER THE ACT ARE COST SHARED BETWEEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO. FOR FISCAL 1977 THROUGH 1978, THIS SHARED AMOUNT TOTALED $811,928.57. VICTIMS RECEIVING COMPENSATION THIS FISCAL YEAR ARE LISTED IN CASE DECISION SUMMARIES, ALONG WITH FINDINGS WHERE THE PUBLICATION OF EVIDENCE WAS PROHIBITED AND A SUMMARY OF DISALLOWED APPLICATIONS. (LWM)
Index Term(s): Canada; Ontario; Restitution; Victim compensation
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