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The following is part of our project “Increasing Access to Justice for Older Adult Victims of Sexual Assault: A Capacity Building Approach”, funded by the Justice Canada Victims Fund.Learn more about this project or consult the full list of resources

survivors guide coverNova Scotia’s Public Prosecution Service has produced what is believed to be the first plain language guide for sexual assault survivors in Canada.

"You have made a difficult decision and reported to police that you were sexually assaulted. The police have investigated and they have charged the person or people they think are responsible. This publication will help guide you through the next steps." Content:

  • Contact information
  • What should you do next? 
  • Where is the person or people police have charged?
  • How long will the whole court process take?
  • Provincial Court or Supreme Court?
  • Do you need your own lawyer?
  • What will you have to pay for?
  • How are you expected to participate in your case? 
  • Who will be in court?
  • Will your name be in the news?
  • A step-by-step guide to the prosecution process


Source: Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service


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