- The Association protects survivors, seriously injured, and victims (including juveniles and children) of sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking.
- The protection procedures are only valid after the Crime Victim Protection Act has enforced, i.e. October 1, 1998. However, in consideration of the fact that some cases, which has occurred before the valid date of the Act mentioned above, resulting victims in suffering, the Association includes cases which should be limited to the day after October 1, 1993, and applies assistance to those who in need.
- The survivors of victims of criminal acts should be limited to who are dependents of and supported by the deceased victims, and also should be decided by the following preferential orders:
- Parents, spouse and children;
- Grand children;
- Brothers and sisters.
In case any of the persons denoted above has caused, intentionally or by fault, the death of the victim or his/her survivor in a higher or the same preferential order, such person (survivor) shall not be entitled to protection.
- The term “seriously injured” should refer to functional destruction of sight, hearing, speaking, sense of taste and smell, limbs and genital organs, or other material incurable and hard-to-cure injury to human body or health.
- So called “sexual assault victims” should refer to the Articles of Criminal Law as 221, 222, 224, 224-1, 228, and the Child and Youth Sexual Exploitation Prevention Act as 24, 25, 26, and 27.
- Other regulations should follow the Crime Victim Protection Act.
- Offenses, such as fraud, breach of trust, injury, and larceny, are not entitled to protection.
According to the Article 30 of Crime Victim Protection Act, the Association shall carry out the following activities:
- Help crime victims secure emergent physical and mental treatment and a place to stay.
- Assist crime victims in the course of the judicial investigation or trial, and after the conclusion of the trial.
- Assist crime victims in applying for compensation, social relief/aid and in making civil claims.
- Assist crime victims in investigating the property of the persons committing the criminal acts at issue and the property of the persons liable for indemnification for the damage arising from such criminal acts.
- Assist with the protection of crime victims.
- Assist crime victims in obtaining medical treatment to treat their physical and mental injuries, rehabilitation and returning to their normal lives, and occupational trainings.
- Advocate the protection of crime victims.
- Provide other assistance.
The main service of the Association as following 14 items:
- Settlement and accommodation arrangement
- To make emergency settlement and accommodation arrangements for victims who suffer from harassment, injury, material misfortune, and homeless. To assist the victims to obtain long term settlement and accommodation arrangements at the refugee reception centers provided by the government or social welfare institutions, or other appropriate places.
- Medical services
- For victims who suffer from physiological injury resulted from criminal acts, the Association will subsidize medical charges and help transfer to hospitals or clinics to receive rehabilitation and other medical services.
- Legal assistance
- Provide victims with necessary legal consulting services and legal assistance on the matters regarding civil indemnifications, criminal investigations, judicial trials, and after trials.
- Apply for Compensation
- Help victims to apply for Crime Victim Compensation and temporary compensation in each District Prosecutor Office.
- Social resources connection
- Help victims to get support for solving living problems from department of social welfare and other charities or resources.
- To assure civil compensation rights of victims, the Association helps to investigate financial details of convicts by cooperating with National Taxation Bureau.
- Personal safety
- Prevent victims from further persecution by cooperating with police stations and other judiciary authorities to provide proper protection.
- Psychological support
- Reconstruct lives and render psychological remedies by providing personal counseling, supporting groups, and outdoor activities.
- Life reconstructions
- Provide victims with diverse programs, scholarships, and jobs finding services. For more information, please contact the Association.
- Trusteeship management
- Help victims to manage Compensation before adulthood, and pay living expenses monthly.
- Emergency financing
- Provide victims with financial supports and other social resources to solve urgent problems while facing difficulties.
- Letter of guarantee
- Provide a letter of guarantee for victims to claim provisional attachment, based on financial situations.
- Comforting visit
- Stuff and volunteers will visit victims actively to provide psychological mollification and instant assistance, while eye-catching criminal cases happen or be notified by justice departments, hospitals, social welfare institutions, domestic violence and sexual assault prevention center in each city and county, and national immigration agency. Besides, stuff and volunteers also keep touching with and psychological supporting victims and their family members by visiting, phone contacting, and holding outdoor activities on specific festivals, such as Chinese New Year, Dragon Boat Festival, and Mid-Autumn Festival.
- Explain protection details and others related to the Association.
Last Updated : 2016/08/19
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