Ministry of the Attorney General, Victim and Vulnerable Persons Division

Site: Stratford

Service: Victim/Witness Assistance Program

Description
Description (Service) Information, assistance and support to increase participation in the criminal court process * case-specific information (court dates, bail conditions) * trial preparation * liaise with Crown Attorneys and police * needs assessment * victim advocacy * emotional support * crisis intervention * referrals to community agencies 
 
Vulnerable Victims and Family Fund – financial help and court-based supports for victims of violent crime and families of homicide victims * assistance with travel to attend key court dates * language interpretation * real-time captioning or other equipment for victims with disabilities
Service Details
Public Comments Satellite offices located in Goderich, Walkerton and Owen Sound (see separate listings) and Satellite courts in Listowel, Exeter and Wingham. Please contact Stratford Office for more information on the satellite courts.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Dates Year round
Areas Served Perth County
Eligibility Services begin once police have laid charges and continue until the court case is over * victims and witnesses of intimate partner abuse/domestic violence, child physical and sexual abuse, sexual assault (including historical sexual assault), and human trafficking (including sexual assault and forced labour), hate crimes and elder abuse * families of homicide victims and victims of motor vehicle fatalities resulting in criminal charges * support may be provided to other victims of violent crime * Vulnerable Victims and Family Fund – eligibility determined on case-by-case basis – speak with V/WAP staff
Application Referral by police, Crown Attorney, community agency, or self-referral
Languages English ; Interpretive Services ; Access to interpreters can be arranged
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Stratford
Address & Map
5 Huron St
Stratford, ON N5A 5S4
Intersection Huron St (Hwy 8) and York St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-271-5221
Toll Free Phone 1-888-915-1400
Fax 519-271-8557
Website www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss
Primary Contact Ellery Leitch, Acting Manager

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