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Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General

Northern Region - Victim / Witness Assistance Program


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 Sault Ste Marie 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
1-844-768-0545
Office
705-848-8266
Fax
705-848-6221
Web Site
https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss
Languages
English, French
Manager
Jacqueline Wood
Email: jacqueline.wood@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
200 Ontario Ave
Elliot Lake, ON, P5A 1Y5
Located on Ontario Ave in Elliot Lake
Open in Google Maps
Hours of Operation
Mon
0900 - 1600
Tue
0900 - 1600
Thu
0900 - 1600

Mon-Tue, Thu 9 am-4 pm
Service Area(s)
  • Blind River
  • Elliot Lake