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.More information
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A reminder that the deadline to apply for the Online Training Initiative to Address Human Trafficking is 5 p.m., September 24, 2012.
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.
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.
A program that helps victims of domestic violence navigate the court system is now available in all court districts across the province.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.