Description & Services
Public Comments Satellite office located in Elliot Lake (see separate listing) and Satellite courts located in Thessalon and Blind River - contact Sault Ste Marie office for more information on Satellite courts.
Description (Service)
  • Provides 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 
  • Provides case-specific information (court dates, bail conditions) 
  • Offers: 
    • Court preparation 
    • Needs assessment 
    • Emotional support 
    • Crisis intervention 
    • Referrals to community agencies
 
Vulnerable Victims and Family Fund 
  • Provides financial and court-based supports to enable victims of crime and families of homicide victims to attend court, and includes: 
    • 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 Blind River ; Elliot Lake ; Sault Ste. Marie ; Thessalon ; Wawa
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 – speak with V/WAP staff
Application Referral by police, Crown Attorney, community agency, or self-referral
Languages English ; French ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-946-6567
Toll Free Phone 1-844-430-9277
Fax 705-946-6566
Website www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca
Primary Contact Natalie Bowles, Administrative Assistant; Email: natalie.bowles@ontario.ca
Primary Executive Jacqueline Wood, Manager; Phone: 705-946-6567; Email: jacqueline.wood@ontario.ca
Site Location Soo Centre
Located In Community Sault Ste. Marie
Address 123 March St, Suite 204
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2Z5
 
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Intersection March St and Queen St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Funding Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General -- Victim and Vulnerable Persons Division