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Compensation for Victims

Current Situation

Prisoners are currently allowed to seek compensation for the wrongs done to them when a system fails them. Victims do not have these same rights.

Changes SST would like to see:

  1. Above all else the rights of victims should outweigh the rights of offenders
  2. Victims are able to make claims for the wrongs done to them as a result of systematic failure
  3. Victims are able to sue the Government for negligence, breach of statutory duty or misfeasance.