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Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General

Northern Region - Victim / Witness Assistance Program

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Description

COVID19 Update: Court case backlog -- clients may experience difficulties contacting local offices and should leave a message with return phone number; VWAP staff will return voicemail as soon as possible

  • 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 North Bay office
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
Toll Free
1-866-482-9545
Office
705-672-4050
Fax
705-672-4052
Web Site
https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss
Mailing Address
PO Box 907
Haileybury, ON, P0J 1K0
Canada
Languages
English, French
Contact
Lisa St Georges, Manager
Email: lise.stgeorges@ontario.ca
Fees
None
Documents Required
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
Government - Provincial
Topic(s)
Agency Information
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
May 4, 2020
Address
393 Main St
Temiskaming Shores, ON, P0J 1K0
Located on Main St and Georgina Ave at the Haileybury Courthouse
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Hours of Operation
Mon
0830 - 1700
Tue
0830 - 1700
Wed
0830 - 1700
Thu
0830 - 1700
Fri
0830 - 1700

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Service Area(s)
  • Haileybury
  • Kirkland Lake
  • Temiskaming Shores