Description
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
Offers:
  • 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 Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Haliburton County ; Kawartha Lakes ; Northumberland County ; Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility
  • 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 Also located part-time in Cobourg and Lindsay Crown Attorney offices
Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
311 George St N, Suite 205
Peterborough, ON K9J 3H3
 
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Intersection George St and Charlotte St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-755-5150
Toll Free Phone 1-855-240-2504
Fax 705-755-5155
E-Mail VVPDPeterborough@ontario.ca
Primary Contact Laura Ostler, Manager
Alternate Contact Debbie Marshman, Administrative Assistant

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