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Witness Protection Program Act

Version of section 7 from 2002-12-31 to 2014-10-31:

Marginal note:Consideration of factors

 The following factors shall be considered in determining whether a witness should be admitted to the Program:

  • (a) the nature of the risk to the security of the witness;

  • (b) the danger to the community if the witness is admitted to the Program;

  • (c) the nature of the inquiry, investigation or prosecution involving the witness and the importance of the witness in the matter;

  • (d) the value of the information or evidence given or agreed to be given or of the participation by the witness;

  • (e) the likelihood of the witness being able to adjust to the Program, having regard to the witness’s maturity, judgment and other personal characteristics and the family relationships of the witness;

  • (f) the cost of maintaining the witness in the Program;

  • (g) alternate methods of protecting the witness without admitting the witness to the Program; and

  • (h) such other factors as the Commissioner deems relevant.

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