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Enforcing the law against abusers makes them accountable for their behaviour. It also sends a message that assault and other criminal offences are unacceptable to society. Enforcing the law is a means of increasing the protection of women and children. Experience shows that domestic violence usually increases over time without intervention. So getting some help as early as possible is recommended. As a parent, it is especially important that you try to protect your children from the effects of abuse and witnessing violence.

This section provides you with information about the role of the police, Victim Service agencies and the criminal and civil justice system. You may want to contact these services if you are in an abusive situation.

York Regional Police   Emergency Number 911
www.police.york
.on.ca
     
Non-Emergency Numbers:    
Newmarket. / Aurora / Georgina   905-895-1221
Oak Ridges / Richmond Hill / King City /Thornhill   905-773-1221
Vaughan / Markham   905-881-1221
     
Victim Services York Region   905-474-2955
Works in partnership with York Regional Police and the O.P.P. to provide 24-hour emotional support and practical assistance topersons victimized by crime or tragic circumstances
  905-881-1221 Ext. 7515 905-830-0303 Ext. 7515
www.victimservices-york.org
     
Victim / Witness Assistance Program
Located in the Newmarket Courthouse. V/WAP provides victims and witnesses of crime with information and assistance throughout the Criminal Court process to enhance victim’s and witness’ understanding and participation in the criminal justice process.
  905-853-4818
     
Yellow Brick House Counselling & Legal Support Services
Multi-lingual counselling for abused women. Service provides support Groups, court support and legal information.
  905-881-3344
www.yellowbrick
house.org
     
Family Court   905-853-4809
     
Criminal Court   905-853-4801
     
Crown Attorney   905-853-4800
     

Disclaimers:

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE CONDITIONS OF THE COURT ORDER WILL NOT GUARANTEE YOUR SAFETY

BREACHING OF COURT ORDERS IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE AND CHARGES WILL BE LAID.

MATERIALS PROVIDED HERE ARE INTENDED AS GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY.

 

 
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