Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General

Site: Cobourg

Service: Victim/Witness Assistance Program

Record #: NLD0148
Last Modified: 28 Mar 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 Satellite offices in Cobourg and Lindsay (see separate listings) 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
    Intersection William St and Burnham St
    Physical Access Fully Accessible

    Contact Information

    Office Phone 905-373-4023
    Fax 905-372-1040
    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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