Description
Description (Service) COVID19 Victim Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) staff conducting interactions with clients by phone. Call office for information, support and referrals.

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 help and court-based supports for victims of violent crime and families of homicide victims to attend court * travel arrangements and expenses * real-time captioning or other equipment for victims with disabilities
Service Details
Public Comments This is a satellite office of the Stratford office
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Huron 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) * 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 ; Access to interpreters
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Goderich
Address & Map
1 Court House Square
Goderich, ON N7A 1M2
Intersection North St and Court House Sq
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-524-4085
Toll Free Phone 1-866-226-0896
Fax 519-524-8828
Website www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss
Primary Contact Ellery Leitch, Acting Manager; Email: ellery.leitch@ontario.ca

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