Victim Justice Network website provides key services, supports for victims of sexual violence across Canada
In light of the verdict being announced in the trial of Jian Ghomeshi, the Victim Justice Network (VJN) encourages survivors and those who support them to visit the Services and Supports section of the VJN website to find a wide range of places where victims of crime can turn for help across Canada.
For example, The Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres is made up of 35 hospital-based centres that provide 24/7 emergency care to women, children and men who have been sexually assaulted or who are victims or survivors of domestic violence (intimate partner) abuse.
Services include: emergency medical and nursing care, crisis intervention, collection of forensic evidence, medical follow-up and counselling and referral to community resources.
Recognizing that the effects of sexual and domestic violence are complex and cannot be met by any one agency, the centres also work with community agencies to provide a continuum of care for survivors.