Notices
Public Comments Satellite office located in Welland (see separate listing for more information) and Satellite court located in Fort Erie – contact St Catharine’s 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 Fort Erie ; 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 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
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Eligibility Victims and witnesses of intimate partner abuse/domestic violence, child physical and sexual abuse, sexual assault (including historical sexual assualt 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 a case-by-case basis by 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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