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 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, and 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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