- Most of the services available to people who have committed sexual assault are in the form of treatment provided during the correctional process.
- Services are also offered in the community to people who have committed a sexual offence, regardless of when they committed it (recently or in the past). These services may be obtained as part of correctional sentences or following referrals or voluntary requests for assistance.
- People who are concerned about their sexual behaviour or are experiencing problems because of it, or who are worried that they will commit a sexual offence should know that they have access to services from certain community organizations and general public social services.
Resources for perpetrators
Community organizations for people who have committed, or are at risk of committing, sexual assault
- Several organizations in Québec offer support, mutual aid and treatment for people who have committed, or are afraid of committing, sexual assault.
- The website of the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux contains a directory of community organizations for perpetrators of sexual assault, by administrative region and type of organization.
Health and social services centres (CSSSs)
- CSSSs offer a range of general health and social services to the public as well as a number of specialized services. They are also responsible for:
- taking in charge, accompanying and supporting vulnerable persons;
- providing intake, assessment and referral services to users and their families;
- promoting health and well-being.
- There are 94 CSSSs across Québec. To find out the contact information for the centre in your region, consult the list of CSSSs.
Suicide prevention centres
- A suicide hotline is available to help people 24/7. The toll-free number directs calls to the regional suicide prevention centre.
- Anywhere in Québec: 1-866-APPELLE (1-866-277-3553)
Association québécoise de prévention du suicide website
Last update: July 2019