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Victim Support

Assistance to victims involved in the court process is offered by the Halton Regional Police Service Victim Services Unit and independently by the Victim/Witness Assistance Program.

For more information on the Victim Services Unit, click here.

Victim/Witness Assistance Program

The Victim/Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) provides information, assistance and support to victims and witnesses of crime to increase their understanding of, and participation in, the criminal court process.

Services are provided on a priority basis to the most vulnerable victims and witnesses of violent crime, such as domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, homicide and hate crime Families of traffic fatality victims are also eligible. Services begin once police have laid charges and continue until the conclusion of the court case.

VWAP staff provide:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Emotional support
  • Case specific information (court dates, bail conditions)
  • Court preparation and orientation information
  • Needs assessment
  • Referrals to community agencies

Staff also work with Crown Attorneys, police and community partners on issues related to sexual assault and domestic violence.

To find the VWAP office nearest you, call the Victim Support Line toll-free at 1-888-579-2888 or locally at 416-314-2447.