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Alternate Name CV19 ; HT1 ; Ministry of the Attorney General ; Victim Assistance Program ; Victim Witness Assistance Program ; Vulnerable Victims and Family Fund ; VVFF ; VWAP
Areas Served Waterloo Region
Description & Services
Description (Service) 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 
 
COVID-19 Update: Court case backlog -- clients may experience difficulties contacting local offices and should leave a message with return phone number; VWAP staff will return voicemail as soon as possible
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Eligibility 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
Application Referral by police, Crown Attorney, community agency, or self-referral
Languages English
Fees None
Service Categories Crime Victim Compensation ; Crime Witness Support ; General Crime Victim Assistance
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-741-3351
Website https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/VWAP-English.html
Address and Location Information
Public Comments COVID-19 Update: Court case backlog -- clients may experience difficulties contacting local offices and should leave a message with return phone number; VWAP staff will return voicemail as soon as possible
Located In Community Kitchener
Address & Map
85 Frederick St
Kitchener, ON N2H 0A7
 
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Intersection Weber St. E and Queen St. N
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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