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Article D1-12-1 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

Victim support associations may be approved under the last paragraph of article 41, in accordance with the conditions set out in this chapter, when their purpose is to provide support and assistance to victims of criminal offences. The association may also be delegated by the public prosecutor to establish compensation for the victim under the penalty of reparation provided for in article 131-8-1 of the Criminal Code. This approval is…

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Article D1-12-2 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

Accredited associations offer, if they have general accreditation, any person who has been the victim of a criminal offence and, if they have specialist accreditation, any person who has been the victim of an offence relating to domestic violence and sexual and gender-based violence, where that person so requests, comprehensive, multidisciplinary, free and individualised care, without interfering, either on their own behalf or on that of the victim, in the…

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Article D1-12-3 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

The approval referred to in article D. 1-12-1 may only be issued to victim support associations which, on the date of the application for approval, have been able to demonstrate for at least one year : 1° Regular articles of association guaranteeing equal access for men and women to the association’s governing bodies; 2° Sound, prudent and disinterested management by the directors, who must have no direct or indirect financial…

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Article D1-12-4 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

Accreditation may only be granted to victim support associations that meet all of the following criteria, as set out in a national reference guide for accredited victim support associations: 1° Multi-disciplinary and forward-looking approach to the care of victims of crime; >>2. 2° Accessibility of reception facilities to all sections of the public; 3° Continuity of service provision; 4° Free and sustainable provision of care; 5° Neutrality and confidentiality of…

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Article D1-12-6 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

The application for approval is composed as follows: 1° An application for approval signed by the association’s legal representative; 2° The association’s SIRET number, its identifier in the national register of associations (RNA); 3° A copy of the association’s articles of association in force; 4° A copy of any internal regulations adopted ; 5° A list of the persons responsible for the administration of the association from the last resolution…

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Article D1-12-9 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

The association shall report on the activity for which it is approved by sending, if possible by electronic means, to the department for access to law and justice and victim support of the general secretariat of the Ministry of Justice, by the end of the first half of each year at the latest, an activity report and a financial report for the previous year, approved by its general meeting. The…

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