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  • Victim and Witness Services

    3.1 Victim Witness Assistance Program (VWAP)

    The Victim Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) aims to provide assistance and support to victims and witnesses of crime in order to improve their understanding of, and participation in, the criminal justice system. Services offered by the VWAP include: crisis intervention, needs assessment, referrals to community agencies, emotional support, case-specific information, court preparation and court orientation. VWAP staff are specially trained to work with child victims and victims of sexual and domestic assault. The VWAP program is available to all victims, but services are provided on a priority level to victims that are most traumatized by crime.

    For more information about the Victim Witness Assistance Program:

    Visit the website of Ministry of the Attorney General.

    or

    Call the provincial Victim Support Line at 1-888-579-2888

    or

    Call the Lanark County office at: (613) 264-8387

    Step 3.2 Victim Support Line (VSL)


    1. Seek Immediate Medical and Police Aid
    2. Your Involvement with the Police
    3. Seek Advice and Ongoing Assistance
      3.1 Victim Witness Assistance Program (VWAP)
      3.2 Victim Support Line (VSL)
      3.3 Sexual Assault / Rape Crisis Centers (SAC)
      3.4 Interval House
      3.5 Emergency Legal Advice
      3.6 Compensation
      3.7 Child Witnesses
    4. Information About the Criminal Justice System
    5. Making Your Views Known
    6. Going to Court
    7. The trial is finished, now what?
    8. The offender has become eligible for parole. What can I do?
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