Montreal - April 17, 2020
The confinement and the situation of uncertainty that we live in can generate stress and frustrations which sometimes results into a violent and aggressive behavior.
In addition, it is deplorable to note that this exceptional situation is causing an increase in domestic violence and violence against children and vulnerable people.
Info-Crime Montreal would like to remind the public that many organizations and resources are able to offer support to all those who need listening and help.
Many couples live in tension and sometimes it can be difficult to distinguish whether it is an argument, a bickering or domestic violence. Unfortunately, these escalations of violence also affect children. Prevention specialists / professionals can help you manage these situations and answer your questions and concerns. We suggest a list of organizations you could contact for help:
SOS Domestic violence 24/7 at 1-800-363-9010
Parents line 24/7 at 1-800-361-5085
Youth Protection Department (DPJ) at 514-896-3100
CAVAC Montreal at 514-277-9860
If you are a victim yourself, you will need to call 911 for immediate assistance.
Of course, if you witness such a situation but you do not want to be identified, you can communicate with us, anonymously and confidentially, by calling 514-393-1133 or via our online reporting form available on our website.