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Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General - St Thomas - Victim/Witness Assistance Program

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4 Wellington St, 2nd Fl
St Thomas, ON
N5R 2P2
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519-633-1920
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Toll-Free: 1-866-633-1920
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Fax: 519-633-2311
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Last Updated: Aug 11, 2021: Suggest an edit

Application

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

Eligibility / Target Population

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

Fees

Free

Contacts

Peggie McArthur - Victim/Witness Services Worker
Michelle Nezezon - Manager

Languages

English ; French

Language Notes

French programs and publications offered * French interpretation available upon request

Area Served

Elgin and Oxford County

Accessibility

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Description of Services

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

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