Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General, Court Services

Site: Belleville

Service: Victim/Witness Assistance Program

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Names
Alternate Name HT1 ; Victim Assistance Program ; Victim Witness Assistance Program ; Vulnerable Victims and Family Fund ; VVFF ; VWAP
Former Name VWAP
Notes
Public Comments Satellite office located in Picton (see separate listing) and Satellite court located in Bancroft -- please contact the Belleville office for more information on the satellite court
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Belleville
Address & Map
15 Bridge St W, 3rd Floor
Belleville, ON K8P 0C7
 
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Intersection Coleman St and Bridge St W
Bus Route Notes Belleville Transit Map
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Extra Transportation Yes
Parking Pay parking lot * Parking meters * Some accessible spots available on Coleman Street
Description and Services
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
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Hastings County ; Prince Edward 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 ; Interpreters can be arranged for other languages.
Fees None
Service Categories Crime Victim Compensation ; Crime Witness Support ; General Crime Victim Assistance
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-962-3005
Toll Free Phone 1-866-296-0165
TTY Phone 613-962-4064 ; 1-866-611-5233
Fax 613-962-3225
Website www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca
Primary Executive Michele Arsenault, Manager, VWAP; Phone: 613-962-3005 ext 2
Other Details
Funding Provincial
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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