Legal Support Now Available to Survivors of Sexual Violence
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, in collaboration with the Public Legal Information Association of NL and the Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre, has launched a program that offers free legal support to survivors of sexual violence.
People who have experienced sexual violence can contact trained staff at 1-833-722-2805 or email email@example.com who will assess and work with the individual’s particular needs and experiences and can provide supportive referrals to a trauma-informed lawyer.
As part of this program, PLIAN and NLSACPC have recruited 21 lawyers throughout the province to provide legal advice to survivors referred by this program. Lawyers have completed training on working with survivors through a trauma-informed lens, and have been assessed and screened by PLIAN and NLSACPC.
The Federal Government has provided funding to the Department of Justice and Public Safety for three years to support this program.