Did you know that Laval has a Crime Victims Assistance Centre service point?
Quebec’s CAVAC network offers free front-line services to enable crime victims to regain a sense of control over their lives as quickly as possible.
Available assistance includes: post-trauma and psychosocial intervention; information on crime victim rights and remedies; technical assistance filling out forms; accompaniment to medical appointments and during the judicial process, referrals to specialized legal medical and community services.
At CAVAC’s Laval courthouse service point, support services are available in French and English, with one caseworker providing services in Spanish, Romanian, Hungarian and German.
If you or a member of your immediate family have been victimized by a crime, or have witnessed an assault, break and enter or some other crime, the Laval CAVAC staff can help you overcome the physical, psychological and social consequences of the victimization, and assist you in obtaining compensation for harm you have suffered. CAVACs are guided by the definition of “victim” in the Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power adopted by the United Nations in November 1985.
CAVACs offer assistance regardless of whether the perpetrator of the crime has been identified, apprehended, prosecuted or convicted. CAVACs treat victims with respect for their needs and the pace with which they are comfortable, with the belief in the ability of victims to manage their lives and make decisions that affect them.
For information contact the Laval CAVAC at 450 686-5013. Please note that you must obtain an appointment before visiting the CAVAC at the Laval Court House (office RC 09-A) To make an appointment with a support worker call 450 688-4581 or 1-877-629-4580, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also reach the CAVAC by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.