When a child or youth has been a victim or witness of abuse or crime, it can be an overwhelming and confusing time for them and their families. Below are some links that may be helpful.
For Victims of Crime
Criminal Injuries Compensation Board– financial assistance for victims of crime.
Victim Impact Statement – information about the VIS, it’s purpose, etc.
Victim Support Line– The VSL is a province-wide, multilingual, toll-free information line providing a range of services to victims of crime.
Ministry of the Attorney General – services provided by the Ministry of the Attorney General to support victims’ rights.
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-independent advisory agency that provides advice to the Attorney General of Ontario on victims’ issues. The Office for Victims of Crime does not provide direct services to victims of crime. The OVC’s mandate is to ensure that the needs of victims of crime in Ontario are met.
211– helps people find the right community and social services
Here 24/7 – Addictions, Mental Health & Crisis Services
Kids Help Phone – Information, tips, links, and support for children facing life’s challenges.
Child Abuse Information Sheets– Learn about everything from what child abuse is and how to report it to how to help your own child and how to prevent child abuse.
Family & Children’s Services of Waterloo Region– offering child protection and support services to families in Waterloo Region.
Family & Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County – offering child protection and support services to families in Guelph and Wellington County.