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Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General - Victim/Witness Assistance Program - Owen Sound Office

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Court House
611 9th Ave E
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 6Z4
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519-376-8927
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Toll-Free: 1-866-259-4823
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Fax: 226-256-8411
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Last Updated: Oct 13, 2021: Suggest an edit

Application

Referral by police, Crown Attorney, community agency, or self-referral

Eligibility / Target Population

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

Fees

Free

Languages

English * translation services can be arranged

Area Served

Bruce and Grey

Accessibility

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Description of Services

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 Victim 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

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