Victim Witness Liaison
The Victim Witness Liaison (VWL) program was created in 2000 because victim and witness representation was an identified need in the NAN communities.
What is the Victim Witness Liaison?
The Victim Witness Liaison (VWL) program helps victims and witnesses by providing information and support, making referrals to community and government agencies, and liaising with court personnel.
The VWL program handles all cases pertaining to criminal law. Victim Witness Liaisons cannot contact or assist a perpetrator (offender). They only assist with the victims and witnesses and/or those who are assisting victims and witnesses.
The Victim Witness Liaison program strives to improve the quality of service to victims and witnesses of crime by using a holistic approach - and by supporting and empowering clients in a non-intrusive manner.
NALSC employs a Victim Witness Liaison Coordinator, Victim Witness Liaison-East, and Victim Witness Liaison-West to serve the NAN communities. They are located in Thunder Bay, Timmins and Sioux Lookout to best serve their clients.