Elizabeth Fry Society
Court Support Services, John Sopinka Courthouse Location

Due to the COVID-19 virus all in-person services are temporarily suspended and have been replaced by remote services. Staff are available via phone, email, zoom, and skype.

Staff and volunteers attend at Hamilton criminal courts most weekday mornings to assist women in conflict with the law and advocates for the best outcome for the woman, her family and the community. Workers offer support, information, and referral to appropriate community services to women involved in the criminal justice system.

Additional support programs:

H.E.R. Drop In (Julie, ext 231)

Release planning (Ashley, ext 233)

Taking Control & Making Healthy Choices (Natalie, ext 237)

Peer-led support groups

987 King St E Suite 203
Hamilton, ON
L8M 1C6
Hours: Mon, Wed, Thu 9 am-5 pm * Tue 9 am-8 pm * Court hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon
Phone: 905-527-3097 x231 * Court Office: 905-645-5252 x3659
Toll Free: 1-866-216-3379


Age 18 years and older; Women


Contact agency




Fully Accessible


English; Interpretive Services - access to court interpreters

Primary Contact Person

Julie DeGroot , Court Coordinator

Areas Served

Hamilton (City of)

Agency Type

Non Profit;Registered Charity