Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is considered violent crime? The committing or the attempt to commit any of the following criminal offences:- murder,  shooting or wounding with intent, inflicting injury with or without a weapon,  robbery, armed robbery and all offences under the Sexual Offences Act in the laws of Trinidad and Tobago.
  2. What is an indirect victim? A person who:- may have witnessed a violent crime; is closely related to a victim; is in the immediate sphere of influence to a victim- either physically ( as a neighbour) or relationally (as a co-worker).
  3. Who is a client? We refer to victims of violent crime who have accessed any of our services.
  4. Why should I register? Registration allows an active client, to access online psychological live support  with professionals.
  5. How should I contact you to get help? Complete and submit the form on the Contact Us page, and one of our trained volunteers would contact you.
  6. Are the therapy sessions free? Sessions up to the value of $1500. per person are sponsored for the client by VSF. Sessions thereafter would be at the client’s cost.  Community support groups are free.