Victim Services Advisory Committee

The purpose of this Board is to consult with the Minister in an effort to help and protect those that have been victimized by crime.

What are the functions of the organization?

The Committee shall:

  • (a) review existing laws, policies and procedures and recommend changes to benefit victims;
  • (b) assist law enforcement agencies, social agencies and other organizations with the development of guidelines that promote the principles set out in the Act relating to their role in respect of victims;
  • (c) assist with establishing and updating procedures for the handling of complaints by victims;
  • (d) assist with the research, development and distribution of information pertaining to the needs, rights and concerns of victims;
  • (e) provide opportunities for research, discussion, and resolution of issues of concern to victims; and
  • (f) advise on other matters that the Minister may refer to the Committee for consideration.

Primary Role:  Non-adjudicative

Material Role:  Advisory 

How many people are in the organization?

The Committee shall consist of not less than nine and not more than fifteen members appointed by the Minister. The Committee shall include representatives of Crown attorneys, court clerks, probation services, law enforcement agencies, the Law Society of PEI, community organizations and the general public.

What are the requirements of organization members?

Work & Experience Requirements
Experience with law is recommended.

What are the requirements for nomination?

Statutory Nomination Requirements
The Minister shall appoint all members.

Will I get paid?

No remuneration

What is the time commitment of the organization?

Not a large time commitment.

Each member shall be appointed to the Committee for a term of not more than three years and may be reappointed for a second term.

Victim Services Advisory Board - Members
Name County Term Start Term End

Melissa Coffin, representing

PEI Association of Newcomers to Canada

Queens County Mar 2, 2016 Mar 1, 2019

Lori St. Onge, representing

The Aboriginal Community

Queens County Oct 25, 2016 Oct 25, 2019

Judy Turpin, representing

Court Clerks

Queens County Mar 4, 2015 Mar 4, 2018

Gary Trainor, representing

Probation Services

Queens County Mar 4, 2014 Mar 4, 2018

Melissa Arsenault, representing

Francophone Community

Prince County Mar 4, 2015 Mar 4, 2018

Cathy Chaisson, representing

The Law Society of PEI

Queens County Apr 9, 2016 Apr 9, 2019

Deputy Chief Brad MacConnell, representing

The PEI Association of Chiefs of Police

Queens County Oct 25, 2016 Oct 25, 2019

Mari Basiletti, representing

PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women

Queens County Aug 25, 2015 Aug 25, 2018

Sgt. Hank Pollard, representing

RCMP "L" Division

Queens County Oct 25, 2016 Oct 25, 2019

Eileen Conboy, representing

PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre

Queens County Sep 4, 2015 Sep 4, 2018

Jeffrey MacDonald, representing

Crown Attorneys

Queens County Sep 4, 2015 Sep 4, 2018

Maureen MacEwen, representing

Child and Family Services

Queens County Oct 31, 2015 Oct 31, 2018

Danya O'Malley, representing

PEI Family Violence Prevention Services Inc.

Queens County Oct 25, 2016 Oct 25, 2019

David Daughton, representing

Community Legal Information Association

Queens County Dec 6, 2014 Dec 6, 2017

Kate Dempsey, representing

a member of the public

Queens County Oct 25, 2016 Oct 25, 2019


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Published date: 
November 4, 2016
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