Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General

Victim / Witness Assistance Program


Description
Provides information and assistance to support participation in and understanding of the criminal court process
  • services begin once police have laid charges and continue until the court case is over
  • Information about victims' rights, the criminal justice process and their specific case (e.g., court dates)
  • needs assessment and referrals to community agencies
  • crisis intervention, emotional support, victim advocacy
  • facilitates victim's input and liaises with Crown Attorneys, police, regarding bail, safety, resolution of charges, release conditions, publication bans, testimonial aids, trial preparation and court orientation
  • information and support on Victim Impact Statements, Statement on Restitution
  • facilitates access to court orders, such as bail conditions, probation orders, peace bonds
  • debriefing and follow-up support

Vulnerable Victims and Family Fund -- financial and court-based supports to enable victims of crime and families of homicide victims to attend court
  • travel arrangements and expenses
  • language interpretation
  • real-time captioning or other equipment for victims with disabilities
Comments
Satellite court located in Kemptville - please contact the Brockville office for more information on location and hours
Eligibility
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Child physical and sexual abuse
  • Sexual assault (including historical sexual assault and human trafficking)

  • Families of motor vehicle fatalities
  • Families of homicde victims
  • Elderly victims
  • Victims with disabilities
  • Victims of hate crime



  • Vulnerable Victims and Family Fund - Eligibility determined on case-by-case basis
    Application Process
    Referral by police, Crown Attorney, community agency, or self-referral
    Toll Free
    1-866-296-0164
    Office
    613-675-1991
    Fax
    613-675-2772
    TTY
    1-866-611-5233
    Web Site
    http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/
    Mailing Address
    PO Box 300, 1015 King St
    Unit B
    L'Orignal, ON, K0B 1K0
    Canada
    Languages
    English, French, Interpretive Services - can be arranged
    Fees
    None
    Documents Required
    As per the application process
    Accessibility
    Fully Accessible
    Topic(s)
    Agency Information
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    Copyright
    Community Navigation of Eastern Ontario / Navigation communautaire de l’Est ontarien
    Last Verified On
    February 25, 2020
    Address
    1015 King St, Unit B
    Champlain, ON, K0B 1K0
    Cross street: Cassburn Rd and Hwy 17
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    Hours of Operation
    Mon
    0830 to 1700
    Tue
    0830 to 1700
    Wed
    0830 to 1700
    Thu
    0830 to 1700
    Fri
    0830 to 1700

    Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
    Service Area(s)
    Prescott and Russell United Counties