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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 Timmins 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
1-866-846-5619
Office
705-337-4330
Fax
705-337-4333
Web Site
https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss
Languages
English, French
Contact
Suzanne Gadoury, Acting Manager
Email: suzanne.gadoury@ontario.ca
Manager, PAVT
Linda Tremblay
Email: linda.tremblay@ontario.ca
Phone: 705-360-1905
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
25 Brunetville Rd, Suite 65
Kapuskasing, ON, P5N 2E9
Located on the lower level of the Model City Mall on Brunetville Rd near Ast St
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Hours of Operation
Mon
0845 - 1700
Tue
0845 - 1700
Wed
0845 - 1700
Thu
0845 - 1700
Fri
0845 - 1700

Mon-Fri 8:45 am-5 pm
Service Area(s)
Kapuskasing