Description & Services
Public Comments Satellite offices located in Haileybury and Parry Sound (see separate listings) and Satellite courts located in Mattawa, Sturgeon Falls, Kirkland Lake and Sundridge
Description (Service) Provides 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 
Provides financial help and court-based supports for victims of violent crime and families of homicide victims, including: 
  • 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 Mattawa ; Nipissing District ; Sturgeon Falls ; Sundridge
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) 
  • Human trafficking (including sexual assault and forced labour) 
  • Hate crimes 
  • 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
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-495-8339
Toll Free Phone 1-866-482-9542
Fax 705-495-8336
Primary Contact Wendy Abdallah, Victim Witness Services Worker; Email:
Alternate Contact Lise St Georges, Manager; Email:
Located In Community North Bay
Address Court House
360 Plouffe St
North Bay, ON P1B 9L5
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Intersection Plouffe St and Main St W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Established 1997
Funding Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) -- Ontario Victim Services (OVS)