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Victim Services Brant

Victim Services Brant

Victim Services Brant

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P.O. Box 1116, 344 Elgin Street, Brantford, Ontario Telephone 519-752-3140 Fax 519-752-3307 e-mail: vsb@victimservicesbrant.on.ca

Anyone may contact our office directly for services, referrals are not necessary. Services are free and confidential and are separate from any report provided to police.

Victim Services of Brant is a non-profit, community-based agency that assists police, fire and other emergency services in providing accessible, confidential client centered support to victims of crime, tragic circumstances and disaster.

We provide crisis assistance and intervention in Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations of the Grand River, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.

Programs include Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario (VCAO), Victim Quick Response Program+ (VQRP+) and Bail Court Program.

VCAO supports individuals affected by crime and tragic circumstance and can provide:
  • needs/risk assessment
  • safety planning
  • practical assistance
  • referrals
  • assistance completing Victim Impact Statements
VQRP+ contributes assistance to those who have suffered physical or emotional harm resulting from a criminal code offence such as:
  • Child abuse
  • Criminal harassment
  • Distribution of intimate images
  • Elder abuse 
  • Hate Crime
  • Historical child sexual abuse
  • Homicide
  • Human Trafficking
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Serious Assault
  • Voyeurism

If eligibility requirements are met VQRP+ may assist with funding for certain things such as counselling and emergency safety needs - please contact us for details as there are timelines and eligibility requirements that must be met.

Our Bail Court Program assists victims of crime involved in the bail court system. We provide victims with the information related to their case and explain the bail court process. We act as a liaison with the Crown Attorney and police and relay the outcome of bail court. Needs/risk assessment are completed and appropriate referrals for sup[port will be made.

Eddie our trauma support dog.

Image: Eddie - Trauma Support Dog

   

Penny McVicar Executive Director
Pat White Program Coordinator & VQRP+ Coordinator
Lia Vlietstra Bail Court Coordinator
Shelly Prendergast Human Trafficking Coordinator & Administrative Assistant
Lilly Watts Victim Support Worker
Laura Flynn Victim Support Worker

For more information contact:

Victim Services of Brant Located at the Brantford Police Service 344 Elgin Street (at the corner of Elgin and Gretzky Parkway) P.O. Box 1116 BRANTFORD ON N3T 5T3 Phone (519) 752-3140

Office Hours:

Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

After Hours:

Contact your local police service and request to speak with Victim Services of Brant.

 

Funded by: Ministry of the Attorney General, Brant United Way, City of Brantford Grants
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