Victim Witness Assistance Program

The Victim Witness Assistance (VWA) program provides support services to crime victims and witnesses who are subpoenaed to appear in either Provincial Court or Court of Queen's Bench, in Winnipeg. To learn more about subpoenas, click here

Services to victims and witnesses include:

  • written correspondence with the Crown attorney about their specific case concerns
  • court preparation
  • accompaniment to court
  • court cancellation notifications
  • reimbursement of expense claims

Some witness expenses are covered by the Compensation for Victims of Crime Program (CVCP). To learn more about the CVCP and the types of services it offers, visit this page.

VWA staff may also help victims prepare a Victim Impact Statement. To learn more about Victim Impact Statements, visit this page.

For information about the Victim Witness Assistance Program call 204-945-3594 in Winnipeg or toll-free 1-866-635-1111