Record #: PET0019
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 04 Jan 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) 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 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 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
    Canada 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
    Primary Contact Laura Ostler, Manager
    Alternate Contact Debbie Marshman, Administrative Assistant
    Mailing Address 311 George St N 
    Suite 205 
    Canada K9J 3H3

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