Notices
Public Comments Satellite office located in Welland (see separate listing for more information) and Satellite court located in Fort Erie – contact the Welland office for more information on location and hours of satellite court
Contact Details
Office Phone 905-685-2671
Fax 905-685-2673
Website www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/programs.asp
Primary Contact Linda Steckley, Manager; Email: linda.steckley@ontario.ca
Site Details
Areas Served Lincoln ; Niagara Falls ; Niagara-on-the-Lake ; St Catharines ; Thorold ; West Lincoln
Located In Community St Catharines
Address & Map
Robert S K Welch Courthouse
59 Church St, Rm 1020
St Catharines, ON L2R 7N8
 
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Intersection Church St and James St
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) 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 – financial help and court-based supports for victims of violent crime and families of homicide victims * 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
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), and human trafficking (including sexual assault and forced labour), hate crimes and 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 - Reception ; French - Reception
Fees None
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Service Categories Crime Victim Compensation ; Crime Witness Support ; General Crime Victim Assistance

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