Record #: MUS0655
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 09 Jul 2021


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 Satellite court located in Huntsville -- please contact the Bracebridge office for more information on location and hours
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Muskoka District
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 homicide 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 Other - Interpreter service for most languages available
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Bracebridge
Address & Map
3B Dominion St
Bracebridge, ON
Canada P1L 2G2
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Intersection Dominion St and Ontario St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-645-3516
Toll Free Phone 1-855-775-2795
Fax 705-645-4090
Primary Contact Laura Ostler, Manager
Alternate Contact Julie Rutherford, Administrative Assistant
Mailing Address 3B Dominion St 
Canada P1L 2G2

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