This exciting project marks an important partnership between PLIAN and the NL Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre (NLSACPC). Funded by the Department of Justice Canada, the partnership aims to enhance supports and responses for survivors of sexual violence in Newfoundland and Labrador, particularly within the justice system. This three-year, multi-component project consists of a Legal Outreach Coordinator that will conduct outreach, training, and engagement that is provincial in scope and survivor-centred. Key deliverables include developing and delivering trauma-informed training to justice system personnel, including lawyers, judges, court staff, and police officers, along with other front-line service providers.
An additional component will involve the implementation of a trauma-informed counseling pilot program through the NLSACPC to help meet the comprehensive needs of survivors. The final component of this project involves focusing on the needs of survivors of sexual violence that are also living with a disability.
The project will work to enhance and expand the services and responses available to survivors that have entered or are considering the justice system.