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Crime Victim Assistance Program

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CVAP Certified Counsellor

Kareen Pelletier is a contracted service provider to the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) and will be able to see you once you have been approved and have a claim number.

You must complete the Application Form and once approved, the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) will provide you with a claim number.  You do not have to wait for charges to be laid or for the offender to be convicted before applying for benefits.

For more information on Crime Victim Assistance Program click here or call 604-660-3888 (toll free 1-866-660-3888) or email  cvap@gov.bc.ca

There are many ways a crime can affect your life. If you have been physically or emotionally hurt as a result of a violent crime, you may be entitled to financial assistance.

The Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) assists victims, immediate family members and some witnesses in coping with the effects of violent crime. It provides financial benefits to help offset financial losses and assist in recovery.

Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) benefits include:

  • Medical and dental services
  • Prescription drug expenses
  • Counselling
  • Protective measures
  • Replacement of damaged or destroyed eyeglasses, clothing and disability aids
  • Childcare and homemaker services
  • Disability aids and related disability expenses or services
  • Support for a child born because of a crime
  • Vocational services
  • Income support or lost earning capacity
  • Transportation and related expenses
  • Crime scene cleaning

Benefits for immediate family members include:

In cases involving fatalities, benefits also include:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Bereavement leave
  • Other benefits to support spouses, children and financially dependent family members

Benefits for witnesses include:

  • Counselling
  • Prescription drugs
  • Transportation to attend counselling
  • Crime scene cleaning

For more information check out VictimLinkBC, VictimsInfo, and the Crime Victim Assistance Act.