Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General

Site: Cobourg

Service: Victim/Witness Assistance Program

Record #: NLD0148
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2023
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

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
  • 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 Cobourg Courthouse
Located In Community Cobourg
Address & Map
860 William St
Suite 205
Cobourg, ON
Canada K9A 3A9
Intersection William St and Burnham St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 905-373-4023
Toll Free Phone 1-855-240-2504, Peterborough
E-Mail VVPDPeterborough@ontario.ca
Website www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/programs.php#vwap
Primary Contact Jen MacLellan, Victim Witness Services Worker
Alternate Contact Laura Ostler, Manager; Phone: 1-855-240-2504

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