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​​​​ The law to assist persons who are victims of criminal offences and to facilitate their recovery is now in force. Consult the main changes brought about by this new law.​​​​​


 What is a person who is a victim of a criminal offence?

​​A victim of a criminal offence is a natural person who, as a result of the offence committed against him or her or another person, suffers physical or psychological harm.

He or she may be injured or dead as a result of the criminal offence or may have suffered material damage.

He or she may be the victim of a criminal offence that occurred in Quebec or outside Quebec, according to the criteria set out in the Regulation.

A person who is a victim of a criminal offence may receive financial assistance and be entitled to a range of services adapted to the category in which he or she finds himself or herself and which is provided for in the Loi visant à aider les personnes victimes d’infractions criminelles et à favoriser leur rétablissement.

Categories of victims

Several categories of victims are established.

Victims

The following persons are considered victims:

  • a person who suffers the criminal offence
  • a person who is harmed as a result of the criminal offence
  • a parent or guardian of a child who is the victim of a criminal offence or who has died as a result of a criminal offence
  • a child of a parent or guardian who is a victim of a criminal offence or who has died as a result of a criminal offence
  • the spouse of a person who is the victim of a criminal offence or who has died as a result of a criminal offence
  • a dependant of a person who is the victim of a criminal offence or who has died as a result of a criminal offence
  • a relative of a person who is the victim of a criminal offence or who has died as a result of a criminal offence
  • a Witness to a criminal offence or the scene intact

Interveners

The following persons are, by reason of civic intervention, considered to be victims:

  • a person who suffers an injury or death while attempting to prevent the commission of a criminal offence
  • a person who is injured or killed while attempting to apprehend an offender
  • a person who suffers a bodily harm while making or attempting to make an arrest of an offender or assisting a peace officer
  • a parent or guardian of a child who has died or is injured while acting as an intervener
  • the child of an intervener (parent or guardian) who has died or has been harmed
  • spouse of a person who has died or has suffered a loss of integrity while being an intervener
  • a dependant of a person who has died or is injured while an intervener
  • close relative of a person who has died or has suffered a loss of integrity while being an intervener
  • witnessing a criminal offence or the scene intact

A person may qualify in more than one victim category and receive financial assistance under one of the categories. The category selected will be the one that is most beneficial to the victim.

The Direction générale de l'IVAC is responsible for the qualification and processing of applications for qualification. Qualification for the plan must meet some eligibility requirements.





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