The Journey Project
Text: 709-986-2801 or 709-986-2811
Facebook: The Journey Project NL
Mandate: A partnership between Public Legal Information Association of NL and the NL Sexual Assault Crisis & Prevention Centre that is designed to enhance supports and responses for survivors of sexual violence, particularly within the legal system.
Target population: Survivors of sexual violence in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:
- Sexual Violence Legal Support Service
- Provides free legal advice and system navigation to survivors of sexual violence.
- Includes access to services of Legal Support Navigators who can provide legal information, supportive referrals, and up to 4 hours free legal advice with a lawyer.
- Available to people of all genders age 16+ who have experienced sexual violence and are currently living in NL or who have experienced sexual violence in NL. Anyone who is interested in exploring legal options or who have already started a legal process can connect with Journey for support.
- Third Party Reporting – Third-party reporting is an alternative way for people aged 18+ who have experienced a sexual assault to provide a formal report, without having to go directly to the police or start a criminal investigation. This program is currently only available in person at our St. John’s office.
- A survivor can meet with a Legal Support Navigator working with the Journey Project to provide a third-party report. This will involve the survivor telling their story and providing as much detail about the incident or incidents of sexual assault as they wish. A redacted report will be shared with the RNC, but the survivor’s identity and personal information will not be shared.
- Legal Support Navigators conduct outreach, training, and engagement that is provincial in scope and survivor centered. Key deliverables include: delivering trauma-informed training to justice system personnel, including lawyers, judges, court staff, and police officers, along with other front-line service providers.