China to beef up judicial assistance to needy victims of crimes

 2019-03-14  47

The people's procuratorates, or China's state organs of legal supervision, will beef up judicial assistance available to needy victims of crimes or civil offenses whose families can't get any compensation through lawsuits and are thrown into poverty as a result of the cases, according to a directive.

The move will aid China in winning the ongoing battle against poverty, said the directive jointly released by the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) and the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development.

The directive on beefing up judicial assistance available to needy victims of crimes or civil offenses is released on the official website of the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP), on Wednesday March 6, 2019. [Screenshot: China Plus]

Under the directive, procuratorial agencies of various levels and local government offices in charge of poverty alleviation and development affairs will strengthen exchanges of information about poor and needy people who were victims in criminal or civil cases and ensure such cases are given priority by procurators.

Victims of crimes or offenses whose living conditions become difficult will be offered timely judicial assistance, which usually comes in the form of funds, the SPP said in a statement posted on its website Wednesday.

As followup measures, procuratorial agencies and poverty alleviation offices will work to mobilize various aspects of society to help poor people get rid of poverty through industrial development, employment, relocation, education, medical assistance, etc.