Record #: NLD0148
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
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 Satellite offices in Cobourg and Lindsay (see separate listings) and Satellite courts located in Brighton and Minden -- please contact the Peterborough office for more information on satellite courts
Hours Hours vary
Areas Served Northumberland County
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 Cobourg Courthouse
    Located In Community Cobourg
    Address & Map
    860 William St
    Cobourg, ON
    Canada K9A 3A9
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    Intersection William St and Burnham St
    Physical Access Fully Accessible

    Contact Information

    Office Phone 905-373-4023
    Fax 905-372-1040
    Primary Contact Jen MacLellan, Victim Witness Services Worker
    Alternate Contact Laura Ostler, Manager; Phone: 1-855-240-2504

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