No matter where you are in your healing journey, or whether you choose to report, the CASASC Police, Community + Court Support Program is here.
- 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.
Court Accompaniment and Support
Whenever possible CASASC staff will accompany a client to court and will remain as a support person throughout the process. This accompaniment includes the preliminary hearing and the trial. CASASC staff has no role in the trial process; they attend only as a support to the client.
Supportive family members and /or friends may also be included in the court orientation process, at the request of the client and may also accompany the client to court.
Disclaimer: CASASC does not provide any legal advice or services