Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General
Northern Region
Victim / Witness Assistance Program, Thunder Bay Brodie St N

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Description
Provides information, assistance and support to increase participation in the criminal court process

Offers:
  • Case-specific information (court dates, bail conditions)
  • Trial preparation
  • Liaise with Crown Attorneys and police
  • Needs assessment
  • Victim Advocacy
  • Emotional support
  • Crisis intervention
  • Referrals to community agencies

Vulnerable Victims and Family Fund
Provides financial help and court-based supports for victims of violent crime and families of homicide victims, including:
  • Assistance with travel to attend key court dates
  • Language interpretation
  • Real-time captioning or other equipment for victims with disabilities
Comments
Satellite office located in Greenstone (see separate listing) and Satellite courts located in Geraldton and Longlac
Eligibility
Services begin once police have laid charges and continue until the court case is over
Victims and witnesses of:
  • Intimate partner abuse/domestic violence
  • Child physical and sexual abuse
  • Sexual assault (including historical sexual assault)
  • Human trafficking (including sexual assault and forced labour)
  • Hate crimes
  • Elder abuse
  • Families of homicide victims and victims of motor vehicle fatalities resulting in criminal charges
  • Support may be provided to other victims of violent crime
Vulnerable Victims and Family Fund
  • Eligibility determined on case-by-case basis - speak with V/WAP staff
Application Process
Referral by police, Crown Attorney, community agency, or self-referral
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(30) Provincial Government
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On August 12, 2019

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