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

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Description
  • Provides information and assistance to support participation in the criminal court process
  • Services¬†begin once police have laid charges and continue until the court case is over
Offers:
  • Case-specific information (court dates, bail conditions)
  • Court preparation
  • Needs assessment
  • Emotional support
  • Crisis intervention
  • Referrals to community agencies
Vulnerable Victims and Family Fund

Provides financial and court-based supports to enable victims of crime and families of homicide victims to attend court, including:
  • Travel arrangements and expenses
  • Language interpretation
  • Real-time captioning or other equipment for victims with disabilities
Comments
This is a satellite of Sault Ste Marie office
Hours of Operation
Mon-Tue, Thu 9 am-4 pm
Eligibility
  • Victims and witnesses of:
    • Intimate partner abuse/domestic violence
    • Child physical and sexual abuse
    • Sexual assault (including historical sexual assault and human trafficking)

  • Families of homicide victims
  • Families of motor vehicle fatalities
  • 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
Fees
None
Documents Required
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(30) Provincial Government
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   Last Updated On May 5, 2020

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