Victim Services - Victims' Rights
Victims have rights in the judicial system. MADD Canada serves as a resource for victims whose cases are making their way through the court and judicial process.
Court Accompaniment and Support
Many Chapters offer court support to help families and friends understand the judicial proceedings and to be available to them during this traumatic experience. MADD Canada has trained volunteers at the Chapter level to assist victims with everything from writing and delivering their impact statements, to encouraging a liaison with Crown Attorneys, police and other professionals.
For more information, call 1-800-665-6233 or contact your local Chapter or Community Leader .
Glossary of Legal Terms
If you are involved in any legal proceeding, you will probably hear terms you are not familiar with. Feel free to ask your lawyer or community legal worker the meaning of these terms.
To assist you, MADD Canada has compiled a list of the definitions for common legal terms, which can help to understand legal problems and procedures. Please note, these definitions are short and should not be relied on to conduct your legal affairs.