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Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides information, assistance and support to increase participation in the criminal court process
 
Offers: 
  • 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 Fort Frances
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 ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-3331
Fax 807-274-4471
Website www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca
Primary Contact Cheryl Horne, 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 1C7
 
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Intersection Church St and Portage Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Funding Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) - Ontario Victim Services Secretariat