Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General

Site: Orangeville - Zina St

Service: Victim/Witness Assistance Program

Record #: TOR0354
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2022
Last Full Update: 27 Jun 2022


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
  • 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

Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Dufferin County ; Wellington County
  • 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 ; French
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Orangeville
Address & Map
Orangeville Courthouse
51 Zina St
Orangeville, ON L9W 1E5
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Intersection Zina St and Louisa St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 519-941-7132
Toll Free Phone 1-888-600-3769
Fax 519-941-9908
Website www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/programs.php#vwap
Primary Contact Linda Steckley, Manager

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