What is the Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP)

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Victim Quick Response Program

Victims of violent crime need effective and compassionate support in the immediate aftermath of a crime.

That is why the government is establishing the Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP). This service responds to the most urgent needs of victims of violent crime and will be available fast and close to home.  Its goal is to lessen the impact of violent crime through immediate support services to victims & to increase the immediate safety of victims of violent crime.

 

The Victim Quick Response Program is comprised of 3 components to financial assistance for:

1. Short-term immediate Counselling Services;

2. Funding for Funeral Expenses for victims of homicide;

3. Funding for immediate Emergency expenses in the following 5 categories:

  • Crime Scene Clean Up
  • Emergency Home Repairs to secure premises for the immediate safety of victims
  • Transportation costs for a family member to identify a victim of homicide or, to support a victim who has suffered a serious injury as a result of violent crime
  • Emergency Child Care and Dependent Care for Elderly or Special need dependents to enable a family member to identify a victim of homicide or, to support a victim who has suffered serious injury as a result of violent crime
  • Emergency Accommodation and Meals
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