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Victims of crime – Other help

See “Are you experiencing domestic violence?” for links to local shelters and counselling.

Legal Advice

Queen’s Legal Aid provides legal advice and possible representation on applications for Criminal Injuries Compensation made to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board if you live in south Lennox & Addington County.

Reclaim Probono – Reclaim provides legal information and free legal advice and representation to people in Ontario, Canada, who have had intimate or sensitive images shared or published without their consent.

Human Trafficking Hotline

The Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline is a confidential, multilingual service, operating 24/7 to connect victims and survivors with social services, law enforcement, and emergency services, as well as receive tips from the public.

Call: 1-833-900-1010

Victims’ Services

Financial help

If you are a victim of violent crime and have reported the crime to the police, you may get financial help. The Victim Quick Response Program+ (VQRP+) (locally it is Victim Services Hastings, Prince Edward, Lennox & Addington) provides financial assistance to victims of violent crime.

You may be able to get help for emergency expenses, such as crime scene clean-up, short-term immediate counselling, locks changed, cell phones, and emergency home repairs.

  • Victim Services Belleville – 1-866-680-9972
  • Victim Services Napanee – 1-877-354-4151
  • Victim Services Quinte West – 613-392-3561

The Victim’s Fund provides financial assistance to victims of crime to attend National Parole Board hearings.

Indigenous Victim Services – call 613-438-3517 or for emergencies or after hours call 1-343-363-0318

Victim support

Victim/Witness Assistance Program website has office locations and phone numbers (via search). They provide support and information about your court case. They meet with you and accompany you to court. You can find more information about other victim services and supports on the Ministry of the Attorney General’s site, including the victim support line at 1-888-579-2888.

Also, see this VQRP+ fact sheet with links to other victim services.

Victim Justice Network offers support and information about the court process for victims of violent crime. See their infographic: The Criminal Court Process – A brief overview of what you need to know as a victim of violent crime.

National Victim Services – for victims of federal offenders

Ontario Victim Services – direct services to victims of crime across Ontario

Counselling services

See our Counselling Referral Resources list for more links to counselling services in our service area.