Services for Victims of Crime

Starting October 1, 2019, victims of many violent crimes will be able to apply to the Victim Quick Response Program + (VQRP+). VQRP+ will help cover emergency and essential expenses, funerals and counselling costs. You can apply if you have suffered physical, mental, emotional or psychological injuries as a result of a crime of violence, for example: assault, sexual assault, criminal harassment, child abuse, domestic violence. To apply for compensation the crime must have taken place in Ontario. 

The CLCYR may be able to provide assistance with completing a VQRP+ application. In addition, the CLCYR can provide advice to a client on the process of applying for benefits, how to gather information for the application, and the preparation for the hearing.

Other Resources

York Region Centre for Community Safety

We help adult and child victims who have experienced domestic violence get the help they need by co-ordinating support and services under one roof without having the client repeatedly tell their experience over and over again.

16775 Yonge St. Suite 200
Newmarket, ON  L3Y 8J4

Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

To apply for compensation from Criminal Injury Compensation Board (CICB).


Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault – York Region

Victims and survivors of physical, sexual, emotional, or financial abuse can find emergency shelter and housing, health care, legal services, emotional support, counselling, system navigation services, and accompaniment services for interviews or appointments. Intervention and prevention services often focus on abuse in the home or workplace, sexual assault, violent crime, or human trafficking.