Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General

Site: Pembroke - 297 Pembroke St, Ste 0611

Service: Victim/Witness Assistance Program

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Contact Information
Public Comments Satellite courts located in Killaloe and Renfrew – please contact the Pembroke office for more information on locations and hours.
Office Phone 613-732-2035
Toll Free Phone 1-866-439-5734
TTY Phone 1-866-611-5233
Fax 613-732-1491
E-Mail deborah.kasdorff@ontario.ca
Website www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/programs.asp#vwap
Primary Contact Deborah Kasdorff, Manager
Address & Map
Renfrew County Courthouse, Pembroke - 297 Pembroke St E
297 Pembroke St E, Suite 0611
Pembroke, ON K8A 3K2
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Physical Access Partially Accessible - Wheelchair, Parking
Description & 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 Renfrew County
Boundaries Renfrew County and Whitney
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 ; French
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Established 1987
Funding Provincial
Date Updated 23 Apr 2019
Service Categories Crime Victim Compensation ; Crime Witness Support ; General Crime Victim Assistance

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