Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General
Northern Region
Victim / Witness Assistance Program, Dryden

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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
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 June 10, 2019

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