Ministry of the Attorney General, Victim and Vulnerable Persons Division

Site: Stratford

Service: Victim/Witness Assistance Program

Description (Service) 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 * case-specific information (court dates, bail conditions) * court preparation * needs assessment * emotional support * crisis intervention * referrals to community agencies  
Vulnerable Victims and Family Fund -- financial and court-based supports to enable victims of crime and families of homicide victims to attend court * travel arrangements and expenses * language interpretation * real-time captioning or other equipment for victims with disabilities
Service Details
Public Comments Satellite offices located in Goderich (see separate listings) and Satellite courts located in Listowel, Exeter and Wingham -- please contact the Stratford office for more information on the satellite courts
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Dates Year round
Areas Served Perth County
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 ; Access to interpreters can be arranged
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Stratford
Address & Map
5 Huron St
Stratford, ON N5A 5S4
Intersection Huron St (Hwy 8) and York St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-271-5221
Toll Free Phone 1-888-915-1400
Fax 519-271-8557
Primary Contact Ellery Leitch, Acting Manager

Agency Overview