Description & Services
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 Fort Frances
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 ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-3331
Fax 807-274-4471
Website www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca
Primary Contact Elaine Hughes, Administrative Assistant, Fort Frances
Primary Executive Laura Dowdell, Manager, Kenora Office; Phone: 807-468-2839; Fax: 807-468-2888; Email: laura.dowdell@ontario.ca
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 283 Church St
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M8
 
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Intersection Church St and Portage Ave
Mailing Address Box 457 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M8
Physical Access Unknown
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Funding Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) - Ontario Victim Services Secretariat