Record #: CKL0011
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2024
Last Full Update: 06 Apr 2022


Description (Service) 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 -- financial and court-based supports to enable victims of crime and families of homicide victims to attend court
  • travel arrangements and expenses
  • language interpretation
  • real-time captioning or other equipment for victims with disabilities

Service Details

Public Comments This is a Satellite office of the Peterborough Office
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm By appointment only.
Areas Served Kawartha Lakes
Eligibility Victims and witnesses of:
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Child physical and sexual abuse
  • Sexual assault (including historical sexual assault and human trafficking)
  • Families of motor vehicle fatalities
  • Families of homicde victims
  • Elderly victims
  • Victims with disabilities
  • Victims of hate crime

  • Vulnerable Victims and Family Fund - Eligibility determined on case-by-case basis
    Application Referral by police, Crown Attorney, community agency, or self-referral
    Languages English
    Fees None

    Address and Location

    Site Location Linday Courthouse
    Located In Community Kawartha Lakes
    Address & Map
    Lindsay Courthouse Crown Attorney's Office, 440 Kent St W
    Kawartha Lakes, ON
    Canada K9V 6H3
    Intersection Kent St W and McLaughlin Rd
    Physical Access Fully Accessible

    Contact Information

    Office Phone 705-324-1429
    Toll Free Phone 1-855-240-2504
    Fax 705-324-1421
    Primary Contact Bonnie Johnston, Victim Witness Services Worker
    Alternate Contact Laura Ostler, Manager; Phone: 1-855-240-2504

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