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Ontario. Ministry of The Attorney General. Special Prosecutions/Guns and Gangs. Victim/Witness Assistance Program

Ontario. Ministry of The Attorney General. Special Prosecutions/Guns and Gangs. Victim/Witness Assistance Program
Victim Support Line Toll-free 1-888-579-2888 -- Toronto area 416-314-2447
7305 Woodbine Ave Ste 780, Markham, ON L3R 3V7
Toronto
416-492-4762
City of Toronto
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Services begin once police have laid charges and continue until the court case is over * victims and witnesses of shootings, home invasions, threatening and other traumatic incidents involving a gun, human trafficking * Vulnerable Victims and Family Fund - eligibility determined on case-by-case basis - speak with V/WAP staff
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
Referral by police, Crown Attorney, community agency, or self-referral
English; French - interpreters for other languages
None
Not Applicable
Provincial Government
09-Jan-19
10-Jan-19
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