Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General

Site: Hamilton Central

Service: Victim/Witness Assistance Program

Contact Information
Office Phone (905) 645-5272
Crisis Phone Victim Support Line 1-888-579-2888
Fax (905) 645-5271
E-Mail attorneygeneral@ontario.ca
Website www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/service_standards/service_standards_victim_services.php
Agency Information
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Established 1988
Description and Service Details
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
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
Areas Served Hamilton (City of)
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
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Hamilton Central
Address & Map
John Sopinka Courthouse
45 Main St E, Ste 478
Hamilton, ON L8N 2B7
Intersection John St S and Main St E
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Abuse / Assault ; Child / Family Services ; Emergency / Crisis
HCSD Sub Heading Child Mental Health ; Victims of Abuse Support Programs ; Victims of Crime Support Programs
Service Categories Crime Victim Compensation ; Crime Witness Support ; General Crime Victim Assistance ; General Crime Victim Assistance ~ Crime Victims ~ Human Trafficking Issues ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Domestic Violence Issues ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Sexually Abused Adults ~ Abused Children

Agency Overview


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