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Organization: Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General - Ottawa - Victim/Witness Assistance Program  
Phone Numbers: 613-239-1229
Fax: 613-239-1473
Website: www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca
Address:
Ottawa Courthouse
161 Elgin St, Fourth Flr
Ottawa, ON
K2P 2K1
Intersection: Elgin St and Laurier Ave W
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm * closed on statutory holidays
Executives: Noha Kirkish - Manager
Service Description: 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

Fees: None
Application: Referral by police, Crown Attorney, community agency, or self-referral
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: 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
Languages: English ; French
Area(s) Served:
Ottawa (City of)  
See Also: Courts and Court Assistance

This information was last completely updated on June 23, 2017

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Updated June 23, 2017
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