Search the Halton Community Services Directory from your own website! 

Check out our new HCSD search widgets

Allow visitors to search for community, social, health and government services and programs directly from your own website!

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 ; Sexual Assault Support ; 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


Any omissions are unintentional and HIP disclaims any liability for unauthorized use or reproduction of any portion of this site. For a complete copyright and license statement please refer to our Terms of Use.