Quebec launches new hotline for sexual assault victims

Quebec's director of criminal and penal prosecutions (DPCP) has created a new confidential hotline for victims of sexual violence who are reluctant to report the crime.

The confidential info line will connect victims to specialized prosecutors with extensive experience in dealing with similar court cases.

The goal is to provide callers with the information needed to file a complaint with police.

The DPCP said the phone line is designed for victims who have not yet filed a report with authorities and not for those who are already involved in a court process.

Those wishing to call can do so Monday to Friday between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. by calling 1 877 547-DPCP (3727).