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.

Perth County Crime Stoppers
http://www.pc-crimestoppers.ca

Crime Stoppers is a community volunteer program that helps to connect 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP) — immediate assistance with emergency expenses related to the incident, including emergency home safety, accommodation, meals, transportation, dependent care costs, counselling, cellular phones, vision care, crime scene cleanup, and funeral expenses * additional assistance for victims of human trafficking include replacement of government documents, storage locker, dental, tattoo removal, and treatment at a recovery facility * no direct reimbursement to 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 * safety planning * referrals to community services * provision of cellular telephones for eligible victims * system navigation for vulnerable victims

Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP) — immediate assistance with emergency expenses related to the incident, including emergency home safety, accommodation, meals, transportation, dependent care costs, counselling, cellular phones, vision care, crime scene cleanup, and funeral expenses * no direct reimbursement to victims

Crime Stoppers of Huron County
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 *