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Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General, Hamilton Services

Site: Hamilton Central

Service: Victim / Witness Assistance Program

Memos and Bulletins
Public Comments COVID19Update: Court case backlog -- clients may experience difficulties contacting local offices and shouldleave a message with return phone number; VWAP staff will return voicemail as soon as possible
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
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) COVID19 Update: Court case backlog -- clients may experience difficulties contacting local offices and shouldleave a message with return phone number; VWAP staff will return voicemail as soon as possibleInformation 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 8:30am-5pm
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
Application Referral by police, Crown Attorney, community agency, or self-referral
Languages English; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Hamilton
Address & Map
John Sopinka Courthouse; 45 Main St E
Ste 478
Hamilton, ON
Canada L8N 2B7
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Abuse / Assault ; Emergency / Crisis
HCSD Sub Heading Victims of Abuse Support Programs ; Victims of Crime Support Programs
Service Categories Crime Witness Support ; General Crime Victim Assistance

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