News from Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

The Ministry of the Attorney General is responsible for providing a fair and accessible justice system that reflects the needs of the diverse communities it serves across government and the province. It strives to manage the justice system in an equitable, affordable and accessible way throughout the province.

The Ministry of the Attorney General also hosts Justice Ontario, a website for questions about Ontario's legal system. You can call Justice Ontario at 1-866-252-0104 for legal information in over 170 different languages.

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Independent Legal Advice for Sexual Assault Survivors Pilot Program

Sexual assault survivors living in Toronto, Ottawa, and Thunder Bay may be eligible to receive four hours of free legal advice to help them make informed decisions about their next steps.

Posted:
June 28, 2016

Independent Legal Advice for Sexual Assault Survivors Pilot Program

If you are a lawyer licenced to practice in Ontario, you can apply to be a part of a new pilot program intended to help survivors of sexual assault.

Posted:
March 29, 2016

Ontario Government Consultation on Family Legal Services

Should the delivery of family legal services be expanded to include people who are not lawyers, such as paralegals, law clerks, and law students? Comments requested by April 30, 2016.

 

Posted:
February 10, 2016

Public consultation: Exploring an online system for traffic and other infractions

This consultation is to gather public input on the merits of a potential system that would, if implemented, replace formal in-court procedures for resolving disputes with an online system.

Posted:
March 04, 2015

Launch of the new Superior Court of Justice website

The new website includes a section called "Going to Court?", with information and resources for witnesses, jurors, members of the public, teachers and students, and the media.

Posted:
October 17, 2013

Financial Assistance for Families of Homicide Victims Program

The Financial Assistance for Families of Homicide Victims program helps eligible parents and spouses/common-law partners of homicide victims by providing up to $10,000 per homicide.

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July 23, 2013

Online Training Initiative to Address Human Trafficking - Application Deadline

A reminder that the deadline to apply for the Online Training Initiative to Address Human Trafficking is 5 p.m., September 24, 2012.

Posted:
September 13, 2012

Financial Assistance for Families of Homicide Victims Program

This program is now accepting applications from families of victims of homicides that occurred on or after January 1, 2012. For more information, please call toll-free 1-855-467-4344, or 416-212-9164, in the Greater Toronto Area.

Posted:
August 16, 2012

Applications now available for the Online Training Initiative to Address Human Trafficking

The Attorney General is implementing an Online Training Initiative to Address Human Trafficking for service providers in Ontario. The deadline for submission of applications is 5 p.m., September 24, 2012.

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August 10, 2012

Family Court Support Worker program for victims of domestic violence now available province-wide

A program that helps victims of domestic violence navigate the court system is now available in all court districts across the province.

Posted:
April 27, 2012

Ontario Government Announces Support For Male Survivors Of Sexual Abuse

The Ontario government has announced that male survivors of sexual abuse will have access to an integrated, province-wide network of services and support that will help them through the difficult process of recovery.

Posted:
May 11, 2011

Supporting Vulnerable Victims And Their Families

A new program announced by the Ministry of the Attorney General aims at helping victims of crime and their families get the additional support they need to participate more fully in the criminal court process.

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April 14, 2011

National Victims of Crime Awareness Week 2011

The Ministry of the Attorney General is observing National Victims of Crime Awareness week as an opportunity to honour victims of crime, as well as the thousands of professionals and volunteers who advocate daily on their behalf.

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April 13, 2011

Ontario Government Implementing Family Court Support Worker program

A new support program will soon be available across Ontario aimed at helping victims of domestic violence through the difficult process of separation or divorce.

Posted:
March 14, 2011

Provincial government launching measures to fight human trafficking

The Attorney General has announced enhanced measures to fight human trafficking that will provide additional support to prevent, deter, and denounce human exploitation and provide support for its victims.

Posted:
February 23, 2011

Nominations for Victim Services Awards of Distinction

The provincial government has announced that nominations for the Attorney General's Victim Services Awards of Distinction will be accepted from now until January 21, 2011.

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December 06, 2010

Early Intervention To Stop Domestic Violence

The provincial government has announced that it will help the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration launch its new Family Violence Early Intervention Program.

Posted:
December 01, 2010

Attorney General announces expansion of family justice reform initiative across Ontario

A news release from the Attorney General announces the expansion of a program that helps families learn ways to find resolutions without going to court and steps they need to take should they decide to proceed through the court system.

Posted:
September 23, 2010

Helping Aboriginal Abuse Victims In Fort Severn

The Attorney General has announced that, through the support of the Aboriginal Victims Support Grant Program, Fort Severn First Nation is organizing healing circles and community presentations that are aimed at violence prevention and victim support.

Posted:
September 07, 2010

Supporting Aboriginal Victims Of Crime In Thunder Bay Area

In a news release, the Attorney General has announced support for new community programs developed by Aboriginal groups to help First Nation, Métis, and Inuit victims of crime in the Thunder Bay area.

Posted:
August 25, 2010