Quebec announces $ 2.2 million in assistance to victims of crime

Québec annonce 2,2 millions $ en aide aux victimes d'actes criminels

A grant of nearly $ 2.2 million was announced Friday by the government Legault for support to victims of crime and promote access to justice.

These funds will allow the completion of 38 projects that meet this mission. More precisely, 1 521 860 $ will be allocated to 17 projects contributing to the development of services, knowledge and expertise to assist victims of crime.

In addition, a financial assistance of $ 650,000 will be allocated to 21 projects that aim to improve the knowledge and understanding of individuals with regard to the law, the judicial system of quebec, or of its use.

“Improving access to justice and the confidence of the citizens in the justice system of quebec is part of my priorities, and I intend to continue the work started by my predecessor, the minister Sonia LeBel, in this regard”, said the minister of Justice, Simon Jolin-Barrette, by issuing a press release.

“The financial assistance announced today, fits perfectly into this logic. The government of Québec is proud to support the organizations that accompany and assist, on a daily basis, the citizens in their dealings with the justice québec. This sum will enable them to develop innovative approaches to facilitate access to justice and offer more services to the victims of criminal acts”, he added.

The selected initiatives had been submitted in the framework of the call for projects 2019-2020 grant Program to promote research, information, awareness-raising and training in the field of assistance to victims of crime.

They were one of the three priorities of the program, either the violence suffered by aboriginal people, sexual violence or intimate partner violence.

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