The Journey Project is an ongoing partnership between the Public Legal Information Association of NL (PLIAN) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre (NLSACPC) to enhance supports and responses for survivors of sexual violence in Newfoundland and Labrador within the justice system.
The Sexual Violence Legal Support Service
Persons who meet the eligibility criteria can receive up to 4 hours of free legal advice from a practicing lawyer in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Legal Support Navigation
The Journey Project employs three Legal Support Navigators, who are available by phone, email, text, and in person to provide trauma-informed support, general legal information, referrals for legal advice through the Sexual Violence Legal Support Service, and referrals to other community resources. The Legal Support Navigators will also meet face-to-face with clients , including to provide court accompaniment and other supports, where practicable.
The Journey Project team has developed training specifically for stakeholders in the justice system on trauma-informed practices for working with survivors of sexual violence. This training is available for lawyers, judges, police officers, court staff, probation officers, Victims Services workers, or others working within the justice system. The training is also available for other service providers outside of the justice system who may work with or provide support for people who have experienced or are at risk of sexual violence. For more information or to book a training session, please contact the Journey Project team.
People aged 16 and over who have experienced any form of sexual violence (including sexual assault or sexual harassment) and who are either currently living in Newfoundland and Labrador or are living outside the province but experienced an incident of sexual violence in Newfoundland and Labrador.
This service is available Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm.
The service will be available from anywhere in Newfoundland and Labrador or from outside the province by toll-free telephone and e-mail. The service is also available in person in the St. John’s area. The Journey Project team will travel to other regions of the province for face-to-face support whenever practicable.
Contact the Legal Support Navigators toll-free at 1-833-722-2805 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If individuals need support outside the hours of the service, contact the Sexual Assault Crisis, Support and Information Line at 1-800-726-2743.