CCIJ serves as a resource and support centre for survivors of atrocities, as well as the families of victims, by providing them information about their options for pursuing justice. We also seek to hold perpetrators of abuses accountable for their crimes. When CCIJ receives information that a human rights abuser is living in or visiting Canada (or is a company or group doing business here), we can initiate an investigation or call for the proper authorities to investigate. After CCIJ has conducted an initial investigation, we may, after consultation with our clients and experts, refer the case to a government office, tribunal, lawyer or other person to take the process forward. CCIJ remains involved in the case and accompanies clients through the process.