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    Re:  Financial Assistance for Families of Homicide Victims Program   Please be advised that the Financial Assistance for Families of Homicide Victims (FAFHV) program has been extended to include 2013 homicides.    The FAFHV program provides up to $10,000 per homicide in financial assistance to eligible parents and spouses of victims of homicide.      Please be aware that the application period for homicides that take place in 2013, ends on February 28, 2014.   The application deadline for homicides that occurred from 2006 to 2012 has passed.  However, some parents and spouses may still be eligible if funds are available (i.e. if no other eligible applicant applied prior to the deadline).  People are encouraged to call the program for more information on eligibility.    Detailed information about the eligibility criteria and the application process, including application forms, are available on the ministry’s website at:  http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/financial_assistance_for_families_of_homicide_victims/default.asp For more information, please call toll-free at 1 855 467-4344, or 416 212-9164 in the Greater Toronto Area.