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
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
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name Court House ; HT1 ; John Sopinka Courthouse ; Victim Assistance Program (VAP) ; Vulnerable Victims and Family Fund (VVFF) ; VWAP
Agency Information
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Established 1988
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) 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 -- 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
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Hamilton (City 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 – speak with V/WAP staff
Application Referral by police, Crown Attorney, community agency, or self-referral
Languages English ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Categories and Classification
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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