Description (Service) COVID19 Victim Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) staff conducting interactions with clients by phone. Call office for information, support and referrals.

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. Providing assistance with;
  • case-specific information (court dates, bail conditions)
  • court preparation
  • needs assessment
  • emotional support
  • crisis intervention
  • referrals to community agencies

    Vulnerable Victims and Family Fund – financial and court-based supports to enable victims of crime and families of homicide victims to attend court with travel arrangements and expenses, language interpretation and 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
    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). Families of homicide victims, families motor vehicle fatalities resulting. 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 ; 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
    Crisis Phone 1-888-579-2888
    Fax 519-271-8557
    Primary Contact Michelle Nezezon, Manager; Phone: 519-524-4085 * 1-866-886-0896; Fax: 519-524-8828

    Agency Overview