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This is for providing information & links to Advocates for Missing Persons
 
Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime

Since 1993, the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime (CRCVC) has been a leader in advocacy for victims and survivors of violent crime in Canada. We are a national, non-government agency located in Ottawa, Ontario and bilingual services are available. All services are free of charge and confidential.

Ministry of the Attorney General
Victim Services in Ontario
 
Office for Victims of Crime
Have You Been a Victim of Crime? What’s Next…Information and Resources for Victims of Crime in Ontario: This handbook is for victims of violent crime and the people who support them. It includes information about victims’ rights, places to go for help, and the criminal justice system. This information will help victims to understand what to expect and how to make sure their rights are respected.

Victim Resources
 
Legal Aid - Domestic Violence
If this is an emergency or you are afraid for your life, call 911 or your local police service.

If you are experiencing violence or the effects of violence, crisis, and abuse, you can call the Assaulted Women's Helpline, 24-hours a day, seven days a week for immediate help:
Toll-free: 1-866-863-0511
TTY*: 1-866-863-7868
GTA: 416-863-0511
TTY*: 416-364-8762
* a telephone device for the deaf
Legal Aid Ontario has special services to help people experiencing domestic violence. Call our toll-free number at 1-800-668-8258 or contact a Family Law Service Centre or the Refugee Law Office for help and information.
Legal Aid Ontario services extend to all victims of domestic violence, regardless of immigration status in Canada. Free telephone interpretation services for non-English or non-French speaking applicants are also available.
 
Domestic Violence Court Program
Ontario's Domestic Violence Court (DVC) program is the most extensive DVC program in Canada. It facilitates the prosecution of domestic assault cases and early intervention in abusive domestic situations, provides better support to victims and increases offender accountability.
In a DVC program, teams of specialized personnel, including police, Crown attorneys, Victim/Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) staff, probation services, Partner Assault Response (PAR) program staff and community agencies, work together to ensure priority is given to the safety and needs of domestic assault victims and their children.
 
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