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 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
Service Details
Public Comments Satellite offices located in Goderich, Walkerton and Owen Sound (see separate listings) and Satellite courts in Listowel, Exeter and Wingham. Please contact Stratford Office for more information on the satellite courts.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Perth 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 motor vehicle fatalities resulting * 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 ; Interpretive Services ; Access to interpreters can be arranged
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Stratford
Address & Map
5 Huron St
Stratford, ON N5A 5S4
Intersection Huron St (Hwy 8) and York St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-271-5221
Toll Free Phone 1-888-915-1400
Fax 519-271-8557
Website www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss
Primary Contact Ellery Leitch, Acting Manager

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