Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP)

Providing financial assistance to homicide victims

VQRP has been established by the Ministry of the Attorney General to provide financial assistance to victims of homicide (including attempted murder), serious physical assault, domestic violence, sexual assault, hate crimes and human traficking. Immediate financial assistance is available to victims of violent crimes who require financial support that cannot be obtained through other sources.

VQRP Funding

The funding for this program covers:

  • Short-term immediate counselling services
  • Funeral expenses for victims of homicide
  • Immediate emergency expenses for:
    • Crime scene cleanup
    • Emergency home repairs to secure premises for the immediate safety of victims
    • Transportation costs for the most economical and practical means of travel to support a victim who has suffered emotional and/or physical harm as a result of violent crime or for a family member to identify a victim of homicide
    • Emergency care for children, the elderly or for special needs dependents to support a victim who has suffered emotional and/or physical harm as a result of violent crime or to enable a family member to identify a victim of homicide
    • Emergency accommodation and meals where there are no secure housing options available