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Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General - Northern Region

Victim / Witness Assistance Program


Description
Provides information and assistance to support participation in and understanding of the criminal court process
  • services begin once police have laid charges and continue until the court case is over
  • information about victims' rights, the criminal justice process and their specific case (e.g., court dates)
  • needs assessment and referrals to community agencies
  • crisis intervention, emotional support, victim advocacy
  • facilitates victim's input and liaises with Crown Attorneys, police, regarding bail, safety, resolution of charges, release conditions, publication bans, testimonial aids, trial preparation and court orientation
  • information and support on Victim Impact Statements, Statement on Restitution
  • facilitates access to court orders, such as bail conditions, probation orders, peace bonds
  • debriefing and follow-up support
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 Kenora office
Eligibility
  • Victims and witnesses of:
    • Intimate partner 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
Office
807-223-7310
Fax
807-223-7332
Web Site
https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss
Mailing Address
Box 1, 479 Government St
Dryden, ON, P8N 3K9
Canada
Languages
English
Fees
None
Documents Required
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Topic(s)
Agency Information
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
May 14, 2024
Address
479 Government St
Dryden, ON, P8N 3K9
Located in the Ontario Government Building on Government St near Memorial Ave (formerly Colonization Ave S); Basement of Ontario Government Building
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Hours of Operation
Mon
0900 to 1600
Tue
0900 to 1600
Wed
0900 to 1600
Thu
0900 to 1600
Fri
0900 to 1600

Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Service Area(s)
Dryden