To all who come here… Believe.
Today is my birthday…this appointment is my gift to myself.
The more I face my fears the more free I become. I know one day I will be through this.
Gradually you feel whole again. One day at a time, one foot in front of the other.
I have found an inner strength I never know I had. I can survive this – you can too.
It is never your fault. Don’t let someone else define your life.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Police, Community and Court Support
Your healing process
Each individual’s healing journey is unique. Your experiences and journey are unique.
For some, the criminal justice process may be a major part of their journey. For others, it may play a smaller role, or be completely separate from healing.
As each individual’s healing journey – and how they respond to and heal from trauma – is unique, it can be challenging to navigate the criminal justice system. CASASC is here to empower you to make your own choices, and define your own experience, no matter how it is framed in a criminal justice response.
You are not alone. We are here to support you through this process.
Your safe place
The CASASC Police, Community & Court Support program is your safe place. We are dedicated to being that place where you work through your options, navigate the system, and process a traumatic experience.
Our support workers are here to listen and support you while you are considering or navigating the criminal justice system. We are advocates and sources of information for you – that safe guiding presence throughout the process.
No matter where you are in your healing journey, or whether you choose to report, the CASASC Police, Community & Court Support Program is here to provide:
- Information about reporting and the court process
- Court preparation
- Accompaniment to report and/or court proceedings
- Advocacy throughout the process
- Assistance with filling out forms and applications
- Emotional support
- Resources and referrals
- Debrief and one-on-one counselling
Who it’s for:
- Open to anyone who has experienced sexual violence and can be accessed being a CASASC counselling client or not.
- Offered free-of-charge.
- Focuses on support, information and advocacy. No legal services or advice is provided.
- The Community and Court Support Worker can discuss options for legal advice and provide referrals.
Disclaimer: CASASC does not provide any legal advice or services