Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP)
Victim Services is responsible for managing and delivering the Victim Quick Response Program on behalf of the Ministry of the Attorney General's office and is designed to provide immediate, practical assistance to victims of crime. The VQRP can provide assistance for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, physical assault, stalking & harassment related to domestic violence, homicide (including attempted homicide) human trafficking and hate crimes.
Overview of Assistance Available
Victims can apply for assistance accessing emergency counselling services when other options are not available due to wait lists or financial constraints, assistance with emergency home safety measures such as lock changes, cell phones and contact alarms for windows, emergency transportation, emergency child and dependent care, emergency accommodations and meals and crime scene clean-up where applicable. Homicide victims may qualify for financial assistance to help off-set the cost of a funeral (certain conditions apply).
There is set criteria that must be met for a victim and/ or their family to qualify including time constraints. Historical incidents may not qualify. VQRP is available to all ages and genders, however, victims under the age of 16 require their application to be signed by a parent or guardian.
Please speak to Victim Services staff in regards to full eligibility requirements.
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