Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General

Site: Bracebridge

Service: Victim/Witness Assistance Program

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
Service Details
Public Comments Satellite court located in Huntsville -- please contact the Bracebridge office for more information on location and hours
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Muskoka District
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 ; Interpreter service for most languages available
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Bracebridge
Address & Map
29 Manitoba St, Unit 10 2nd Fl
Bracebridge, ON P1L 1S4
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-645-3516
Toll Free Phone 1-855-775-2795
Fax 705-645-4090
E-Mail ovss.bracebridge@ontario.ca
Website www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/programs.php#vwap
Primary Contact Jodi Goldings, Manager
Alternate Contact Julie Rutherford, Administrative Assistant

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