Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General

Site: Goderich

Service: Victim/Witness Assistance Program

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
Service Details
Public Comments This is a satellite office of the Stratford office
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Dates Year round
Areas Served Huron County
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 ; Access to interpreters
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Goderich
Address & Map
1 Court House Square
Goderich, ON N7A 1M2
Intersection North St and Court House Sq
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-524-4085
Toll Free Phone 1-866-226-0896
Fax 519-524-8828
Website www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss
Primary Contact Ellery Leitch, Acting Manager; Email: ellery.leitch@ontario.ca

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