access: defence

Lawyers – Need to Talk to Your Clients? access: defence

What is access: defence?

access: defence is a teleconferencing system that gives lawyers the ability to book teleconferences with their in-custody clients at select correctional facilities in Ontario.

How do I use access: defence?

Just dial 1–866–322–5422, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. to register and book appointments. Lawyers can call from anywhere, seven days a week to talk to in-custody clients, avoiding the time and costs associated with traveling to correctional facilities.

Where is it available?

access: defence is currently available at:

  • Central East Correctional Centre
  • Central North Correctional Centre
  • Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre
  • Maplehurst Correctional Complex
  • Niagara Detention Centre
  • Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre
  • Toronto East Detention Centre
  • Vanier Centre For Women, Milton

access: defence would like to acknowledge the support of Legal Aid Ontario in providing this service to clients with legal aid certificates.

access: defence is an initiative developed by the Justice Video Network (JVN) of the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. Any questions or comments can be forwarded to the JVN by email at: access_defence@jus.gov.on.ca.