Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General

Site: Barrie - Mulcaster St 5th Floor

Service: Victim / Witness Assistance Program

Record #: BAR1536
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 11 Jan 2023

Location, Telephone & Internet

Office Phone 705-739-6560
Fax 705-739-6603
Website https://www.ontario.ca/page/victim-services-ontario
Site Location Floor 5.5 is one level above 5th Floor - driveway for parking lot is off of Mulcaster St between Worsley and Codrington Streets* Large flat parking lot is free. Smaller lots are paid parking.
Located In Community Barrie
Address Courthouse; 75 Mulcaster St
5th Flr
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 3P2
Intersection Mulcaster St and Worsley St

Contact Information

Primary Contact Jaclyn Simaitis, Administrative Assistant
Alternate Contact Kelly Cetnarski, Manager, Victim / Witness Assistance Program; Phone: 705-241-2076

Description & Services

Description (Service) Provides information and assistance to support participation in and understanding of the criminal court process
  • services begin once police have laid charges and continue until the court case is over
  • Information about victims' rights, the criminal justice process and their specific case (e.g., court dates)
  • needs assessment and referrals to community agencies
  • crisis intervention, emotional support, victim advocacy
  • facilitates victim's input and liaises with Crown Attorneys, police, regarding bail, safety, resolution of charges, release conditions, publication bans, testimonial aids, trial preparation and court orientation
  • information and support on Victim Impact Statements, Statement on Restitution
  • facilitates access to court orders, such as bail conditions, probation orders, peace bonds
  • debriefing and follow-up support
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
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility Victims and witnesses of:
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Child physical and sexual abuse
  • Sexual assault (including historical sexual assault and human trafficking)
  • Families of motor vehicle fatalities
  • Families of homicide victims
  • Elderly victims
  • Victims with disabilities
  • Victims of hate crime

Vulnerable Victims and Family Fund - Eligibility determined on case-by-case basis
Application Referral by police, Crown Attorney, community agency, or self-referral
Languages English; French - Reception
Fees None

Other Details

Physical Access Fully Accessible

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