CVAP – Crime Assistance Program

If you or an immediate family member have been a victim or witness to violence, including physical and sexual abuse, you may be eligible for financial assistance to cover partial or full cost of counselling through Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP). It provides financial benefits to help offset financial losses and assist in recovery.

CVAP Application Information:

Victim’s Service workers are available to offer assistance applying for CVAP funding and to answer any questions you may have. Even if you’re not sure if you have been a victim of crime, you can call VictimLinkBC at 1-800-563-0808 for assistance.

Application forms are also available from victim service programs or through the Crime Victim Assistance Program.

In most cases, the application must be received within one year from the date the crime took place. You do not have to wait for charges to be laid or for the offender to be conviction before

Benefits for Victims of Crime 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

Some of our counsellors are registered therapists with the Crime Victim’s Assistance Program. Please contact us to set up a free consultation with one of our registered therapists.

CVAP Session (55 min in-person or online) – $20 plus GST

*Please note that CVAP claims only covers a portion of the counselling session fee; the remainder of our fee will be charged to the client after each session.