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Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General

Site: Belleville

Service: Victim/Witness Assistance Program

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Alternate Name HT1 ; Victim Assistance Program ; Victim Witness Assistance Program ; VIQ ; Vulnerable Victims and Family Fund ; VVFF ; VWAP
Former Name VWAP
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
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Belleville
Address & Map
15 Bridge St W, 3rd Floor
Belleville, ON K8P 0C7
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Intersection Coleman St and Bridge St W
Bus Route Notes Belleville Transit Map
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Extra Transportation Yes
Parking Pay parking lot * Parking meters * Some accessible spots available on Coleman Street
Description and Services
Description (Service) 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
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Hastings County ; Prince Edward County
Eligibility 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 of motor vehicle fatalities * 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 ; Interpreters can be arranged for other languages.
Fees None
Service Categories Crime Victim Compensation ; Crime Witness Support
Contact Information
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
Primary Executive Michele Arsenault, Manager, VWAP; Phone: 613-962-3005 ext 2
Other Details
Funding Provincial
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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