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Child and Youth Witness Support Program

This program provides support to children and youth (and their families) who are required to provide testimony in criminal court.

Services include:

  • Preparing children for court (includes court procedures, roles of court personnel, courtroom tours etc.)
  • Communicating with Crown attorneys, defence lawyers, and other justice personnel
  • Accompanying children to court
  • Support for parents and guardians of the youth and children
  • Help with victim impact statements and other applications (Criminal Injuries Compensation Board)
  • Service referrals
  • Post-court follow-ups

Cost: There is no fee for these services

Contact information:

To access child and youth witness support services or would like more information, please contact the Support Worker by telephone at 613-233-8478 or by TTY at 613-233-1866.

This program is subsidized by the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General.