The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) has made changes to its Rules of Procedure. Among other changes, the amended rules:
- incorporate Social Justice Tribunals Ontario’s Common Rules into the CICB Rules
- allow youth applications to be filed by a legal representative, a litigation guardian, or the youth themselves
- stipulate that the CICB will record its hearings
The CICB has also developed a new Practice Direction on Recording Proceedings to support rule 7.4: “Recording”.
The rule changes and the new practice direction are intended to make CICB processes more accessible and transparent. Both documents come into effect on August 1, 2017.