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The Journey Project

Sexual violence legal support service

The Sexual Violence Legal Support Service is a component of The Journey Project, which is an ongoing collaboration between Public Legal Information Association of NL (PLIAN) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre (NLSACPC) which aims to enhance supports and responses for survivors of sexual violence in Newfoundland and Labrador within the justice system.

This program consists of two key services:

  1. Navigation and Support for Survivors: Legal Support Navigators will be available to connect with individuals who have experienced sexual violence and will assess and work with an individual’s particular needs and experiences. The Navigators will be able to provide general legal information, supportive referrals, and trauma-informed responses to help persons who have experienced sexual violence navigate barriers both within and outside the legal system.
  2. Lawyer Referral Program: Eligible persons who have experienced sexual violence will be eligible to receive up to four hours of free legal advice.

Who can access this program?

Available to people of any gender aged 16 or over who have experienced sexual violence and are currently living in NL, or if they are currently living outside NL but experienced sexual violence in NL.

when is it available?

The service launches on June 19th, 2018 and is available Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm.

Where is it available?

The service will be available anywhere in the province by toll-free telephone and e-mail, and in person in the St. John’s area. The team will travel to other regions of the province for face-to-face support whenever possible.

how do I access it?

Contact the Legal Support Navigators toll-free at 1-833-722-2805 or e-mail support@journeyprojectnl.com. If individuals need support outside the hours of the service, contact the Sexual Assault Crisis, Support and Information Line at 1-800-726-2743.