Victim and Witness Assistance

If you are being hurt emotionally or physically by the wrong actions of another person, you are a victim. Being a victim doesn’t always mean that you show outside scars, but it always means that you have inside scars. If you have been a victim of a crime, the services listed below can offer the support and resources you need to help your scars heal a little better.

If you suspect or have witnessed the abuse of someone close to you, talk to someone about your concerns. Don’t sit by and hope it’ll go away; you may help to save a life.

Assaulted Women’s Helpline
http://www.awhl.org

Telephone crisis counselling, emotional support, information and referrals to emergency shelters, legal information and community services, as well as culturally appropriate resources for abused women * liaison with diverse communities * confidential and anonymous

Toronto only — initial assessment and intake for assaulted women’s shelters, call 416-863-0511 or toll free 1-866-863-0511

Ontario Provincial Police
http://www.opp.ca

Patrols provincial highways and bodies of water * enforces laws concerning vehicle traffic, liquor, gambling, and illegal drugs under provincial statutes and criminal code * policing services in areas not covered by municipal police * provide resources to other police and law enforcement agencies * informs citizens on crime prevention, safety, and police oriented matters

Listowel Office
519-291-1414 * 519-291-5414 (fax)

Mitchell
519-348-9700

Ontario Provincial Police
http://www.opp.ca

Patrols provincial highways and bodies of water * enforces laws concerning vehicle traffic, liquor, gambling, and illegal drugs under provincial statutes and criminal code * policing services in areas not covered by municipal police * provide resources to other police and law enforcement agencies * informs citizens on crime prevention, safety, and police oriented matters

Ontario Provincial Police
http://www.opp.ca

Patrols provincial highways and bodies of water * enforces laws concerning vehicle traffic, liquor, gambling, and illegal drugs under provincial statutes and criminal code * policing services in areas not covered by municipal police * provide resources to other police and law enforcement agencies * informs citizens on crime prevention, safety, and police oriented matters

Stratford Police Service
http://www.stratfordpolice.com

Municipal policing services for the City of Stratford * for non emergency crime related incidents such as vandalism, graffiti and to provide information on past acts * for emergency incidents, residents should call 911

Wingham Police Service
http://www.northhuron.ca/emergency_services.php?area=de09

Municipal policing services for the Town of Wingham * for non emergency crime related incidents such as vandalism, graffiti and to provide information on past acts * for emergency incidents residents should call 911

Ministry of the Attorney General, Victim and Vulnerable Persons Division
http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss

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

Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General
http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss

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

Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth
http://www.victim-services.com

On-site early intervention and crisis intervention * needs assessment * safety planning * referrals to community services * enhanced support for vulnerable victims * assistance with applications to VQRP+

Victim Quick Response Program+ (VQRP+) — assistance with emergency expenses related to the incident, including home safety, accommodation, meals, transportation, basic necessities, dependent care costs, counselling, traditional Indigenous health services, cellular phones, vision care, dental care, aids for victims with disabilities, interpretation services, crime scene cleanup, government/medical documents and funeral expenses * additional assistance for victims of human trafficking includes storage locker, tattoo removal, and treatment at a recovery facility * no direct reimbursement to victims for support listed above * financial support also available for victims who sustained serious physical injuries during a crime and for parents of child homicide victims and spouses of homicide victims

Satellite offices at: Hanover Police * Owen Sound Police * South Bruce OPP * Grey County OPP * Bruce Peninsula OPP * Saugeen Shores Police * West Grey Police * Blue Mountain OPP * Cape Croker * Perth County OPP * Stratford CMHA

Victim Services of Huron County
http://www.victimserviceshuron.ca

On-site early intervention and crisis intervention * needs assessment * safety planning * referrals to community services * enhanced support for vulnerable victims * assistance with applications to VQRP+

Victim Quick Response Program+ (VQRP+) — assistance with emergency expenses related to the incident, including home safety, accommodation, meals, transportation, basic necessities, dependent care costs, counselling, traditional Indigenous health services, cellular phones, vision care, dental care, aids for victims with disabilities, interpretation services, crime scene cleanup, government/medical documents and funeral expenses * additional assistance for victims of human trafficking includes storage locker, tattoo removal, and treatment at a recovery facility * no direct reimbursement to victims for support listed above * financial support also available for victims who sustained serious physical injuries during a crime and for parents of child homicide victims and spouses of homicide victims

Huron & Perth County Crime Stoppers
http://www.hc-cs.ca

Crime Stoppers is a community volunteer program that helps to connects the community, police and media to combat crime * place anonymous tips about crimes * cruelty to animals * illegal hunting and fishing * confidential toll-free phone number * anonymous on-line tips * you will never have to go to court * your identity will never be revealed * looking for new Crime Stoppers Board Members * cash rewards up to $2000 for helping to solve a crime *