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Honouring Front Line Providers Of Victim Services

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Honouring Front Line Providers Of Victim Services

McGuinty Government Recognizes 2012 Victim Services Awards Of Distinction

Ministry of the Attorney General

Ontario honoured those whose work helps victims of crime rebuild their lives in a ceremony at Queen's Park today.

This year's Victim Services Awards of Distinction honoured 13 individuals and three organizations for their exceptional dedication and commitment to helping victims of crime and their families, either through advocacy or the delivery of front-line services. Many of the recipients are themselves survivors of violent crime or have been touched by crime at some point in their lives.

This year's recipients include:

Quick Facts

  • April 22 to 28 is National Victims of Crime Awareness Week.
  • The Victim Services Awards of Distinction were established in 2006 to recognize outstanding professionals, volunteers and organizations that serve victims of crime and their families, as well as individuals who are working to raise the profile of victims' issues in the province.
  • Nominations are reviewed by a selection panel that includes members of the Office for Victims of Crime.

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“In times of crisis, it's critical that victims of crime and their families have someone to turn to and somewhere to go for help. These exemplary individuals represent just a few of the thousands of dedicated and courageous volunteers, professionals and organizations working to make our communities safer, kinder places to live.”

John Gerretsen

Attorney General

“The Office for Victims of Crime is honoured to bear witness to the accomplishments of these talented and compassionate award recipients, whose tireless dedication provides invaluable support to victims, and continues to make a positive difference in their lives.”

Ruth Campbell

Chair of the Office for Victims of Crime

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