Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP+)

The Victim Quick Response Program+ (VQRP+) supports direct victims, their immediate family members, and witnesses in the immediate aftermath of violent crimes by providing short-term financial support with essential expenses in order to lessen the impact of the crime, enhance safety, and meet immediate practical needs arising from the commission of the crime.

VQRP+ is a program of last resort.

Financial support may be available to help cover the cost of:

  • Safety expenses
  • Practical assistance expenses
  • Travel and associated expenses
  • Crime scene clean-up
  • Counselling services, traditional Indigenous health services and associated transportation expenses
  • Supports for victims with serious injuries
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Who Is Eligible for VQRP Services?

Are you eligible for VQRP+ through Victim Services Elgin

Eligible victims, which may include immediate family members, custodial guardians of a minor victim, or an individual with legal authority to act on behalf of the victim, may request services if they have reported a violent Criminal Code offence to:

  • Police Services in the Province of Ontario
  • Sexual Assault Centre, or Domestic Violence Shelter
    • in cases of domestic violence, or sexual assault
  • Hospital, or Community Agency in the Province of Ontario
    • that provide services to victims of sexual assault and/or domestic violence