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 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Dryden
  • 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 807-223-7310
Fax 807-223-7332
Primary Contact Susan Carter, Victim Support Worker; Email:
Alternate Contact Marlene Barboni, Victim Support Worker; Email:
Primary Executive Laura Dowdell, Manager, Kenora Office; Phone: 807-468-2839; Fax: 807-468-2888; Email:
Alternate Executive Email:
Site Location Basement of Ontario Government Building
Located In Community Dryden
Address 479 Government St
Dryden, ON P8N 3K9
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Intersection Government St and Colonization Ave S
Mailing Address Box 8 
479 Government St 
Dryden, ON P8N 3K9
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Funding Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) - Ontario Victim Services Secretariat