A Justice System Survivors of Sexual Assault and Abuse Can Count On

VISION: A Justice System Survivors of Sexual Assault and Abuse Can Count On.

ACTION:

  • • A Jamie Baillie government will require post-secondary institutions to develop comprehensive sexual violence policies.
  • • A PC government will pass the Dignity for Victims of Sexual Violence Act that enables survivors to access legal representation.
  • • We will require provincial court judges to complete comprehensive and ongoing education in sexual assault law.
  • • We will keep communities safer by restoring the Liberal cut to the Boots on the Street Program.

Too many victims of sexual crimes have lost confidence in Nova Scotia’s legal system. We must act to ensure the legal system is fair and responsive to survivors of sexual violence.

A Jamie Baillie government will protect post-secondary students by requiring colleges and universities to develop sexual violence prevention policies and provide supports for students affected by sexual violence.

We will pass the Dignity for Victims of Sexual Violence Act that ensures survivors of sexual violence are treated with respect by the legal system and enshrines the opportunity of survivors to access legal representation if they are unable to afford it.

A PC government will begin to restore confidence in the system by requiring provincial court judges to complete comprehensive and ongoing education about sexual assault laws.