A crime victim is someone who has been injured as a result of a criminal offence committed in Québec and listed in the Schedule to the Crime Victims Compensation Act. Crime victims may receive compensation and be entitled to a range of services provided under the Act.
If the victim dies, his/her dependents may receive compensation. This is also the case for the parents of a minor child or dependent who dies as a result of a crime
The victim’s close relations may be entitled to psychotherapy.
The Direction de l’indemnisation des victimes d’actes criminels (IVAC) is in charge of determining eligibility and processing benefit applications. Eligibility under the plan is established on the basis of certain criteria.