REPORT: Survivors of Sexual Violence and the Criminal Justice System

Reviewing a legacy of harm, the justice gap, and recommendations for advocates and allies.

In light of the recent Snelgrove mistrial here in St. John’s and the subsequent grassroots activism in support of Jane Doe, survivors and allies have once again directed our focus to the ways the criminal justice system perpetually fail survivors of sexual violence. In this report we scan the wider body of existing research, media, and literature to evaluate the ways victims of sexual violence are impacted through the processes made available to them in the criminal justice system. Our aim is to determine the most effective, equitable, and evidence-based recommendations for increased access to justice and reducing harm for survivors of sexual violence, both within and outside of the criminal justice system.

Read the full report here:

SJSOWC – Survivors and the Criminal Justice System