Court Support, Advocacy & Accompaniment

We understand that the justice system can be a difficult place to navigate and sometimes survivors of violence may just need a friendly face to support them through on journey.

Our court support and accompaniment team are composed of staff, volunteers and students who are trained specifically to do this work. While they are trained in crisis intervention and counseling skills, they are not your counselor and are there to help break the isolation survivors feel. They can help you decide what you want to do by answering your questions, explain the role of the Police, Crown Attorneys, Judges and advocates so that you can be sure they are doing their jobs properly.

Survivors are provided with assistance and accompaniment to a variety of institutions, including intervention and consultations around issues relating to family law, Criminal Injuries Compensation, criminal justice system, refugee/immigration, medical and other government related agencies.