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Resources For Survivors

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Resources For Survivors

The trauma of a sexual assault or abuse, whether for adults, children, or even family members of the survivor, can leave all parties feeling isolated and hopeless. The Lerners Sexual Assault and Abuse Team wants every survivor and their family to have access to all the resources they need to begin down a path of healing.

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Missed opportunities when derivative claims for sexual abuse aren’t considered

Both physical and psychological injuries affect survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault directly. But […]

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Civil suit gives sexual abuse victims more control

Civil lawsuits give sexual abuse survivors a degree of control and accountability that they cannot […]

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Ontario Government Introduces Rule Changes that Help Sexual Abuse Victims

In May 2015, I made written and oral submissions to the Ontario Government’s Select Committee […]

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Drug use and criminal activity don’t diminish truth of testimony

A man convicted of sexually assaulting an indigenous woman whom the Crown had jailed and […]

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When A Criminal Defence Must Yield To Civil Protections: The Use Of Compelled Documentary Productions From A Civil Lawsuit

Because sexual assault is a recognized wrong in many areas of our substantive law, it […]

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Criminal v. Civil: How the Criminal Process Can Impact a Parallel Civil Process

The wrong that constitutes a sexual offence is invariably also actionable before the civil courts. […]

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Jehova’s Witnesses’ sexual abuse response raises concerns

Recently, CBC News reported on a Radio-Canada investigation that alleged Jehovah’s Witnesses are not only failing to […]

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Limitations on Sexual Assault Cases After Victim Death Changes

Court Breaks New Ground for Sexual Assault Cases

Court’s Interpretation of “Limitations Act” May Remove Limits for Pursuing Sexual Assault Cases Long After […]

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