Victims of sexual assault or domestic violence can often feel ignored during investigations. In fact, the legal system’s processes to ensure victim safety can cause these feelings.
In Ontario, there are many support options for victims to help them feel safe and in control.
Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario
Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario (VCAO) gives victims crisis intervention services after an incident. This includes safety planning, emergency transportation, and cell phones, among other services.
It’s easy to find a VCAO service provider in your area. Visit the Victim Services Directory or call the Victim Support Line at 1-888-579-2888.
Sexual Assault / Rape Crisis Centres
Sexual Assault / Rape Crisis Centres offer community-based services to female sexual assault survivors. These services include court, hospital or police station accompaniment. However, they also provide sexual assault education and training for the wider public.
Visit the online Victim Services Directory to find a centre near you.
Victim Legal Services
Sometimes, victims in the legal process need guidance or representation. Armoured Suits’ Victim Legal Services can help. Fill out the form on this page or call 613-233-0008 to find out how.
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