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Canada's Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime Marks National Victims of Crime Awareness Week

OTTAWA (Ontario), April 11, 2011 — Today, Sue O'Sullivan, Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime, marked National Victims of Crime Awareness Week by leading a moment of reflection during the National Victims' Symposium in Ottawa.

"This week is important in raising awareness of the issues facing victims of crime in Canada and in identifying how we can best address their concerns," said Sue O'Sullivan. "Victims need to be heard, considered, included and most of all respected."

National Victims of Crime Awareness Week was created to provide an opportunity to reflect on how Canada is meeting the needs of victims of crime.

"I am honoured to have the opportunity to amplify the voice of victims of crime in Canada," says O'Sullivan. "I will continue to work on behalf of victims to facilitate national dialogue on the issues facing victims of crime in Canada today."

The Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime helps victims to address their needs, promotes their interests and makes recommendations to the federal government on issues that impact victims.

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Christina McDonald
Telephone: 613-941-3428
Email: christina.mcdonald@ombudsman.gc.ca