Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General

Site: Lindsay

Service: Victim/Witness Assistance Program

Record #: CKL0011
Last Modified: 06 May 2022
Last Full Update: 06 Apr 2022


Description (Service) 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
  • 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

Service Details

Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm By appointment only. Inquiries please call or email.
Areas Served Kawartha Lakes
  • 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 Referral by police, Crown Attorney, community agency, or self-referral
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

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

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-324-1429
Toll Free Phone Peterborough: 1-855-240-2504
Fax 705-324-1421
E-Mail VVPD.Peterborough@ontario.ca
Website www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/programs.asp#vwap
Primary Contact Bonnie Johnston, Victim Witness Services Worker
Alternate Contact Laura Ostler, Manager; Phone: (Business) 1-855-240-2504

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