Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General, Court Services

Site: Belleville

Service: Victim/Witness Assistance Program

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Contact Information
Public Comments Satellite office located in Picton (see separate listing) and Satellite court located in Bancroft -- please contact the Belleville office for more information on the satellite court
Office Phone 613-962-3005
Toll Free Phone 1-866-296-0165
TTY Phone 613-962-4064 ; 1-866-611-5233
Fax 613-962-3225
Website www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca
Primary Executive Michele Arsenault, Manager, VWAP; Phone: 613-962-3005 ext 2
Address & Map
15 Bridge St W, 3rd Floor
Belleville, ON K8P 0C7
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
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 Hastings County ; Prince Edward 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 (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 ; Interpreters can be arranged for other languages.
Fees None
Bus Route Notes Belleville Transit Map
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Funding Provincial
Date Updated 04 Jan 2019
Service Categories Crime Victim Compensation ; Crime Witness Support ; General Crime Victim Assistance

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