Nov
29
2021

Survivors of adult sexual violence asked to provide input to improve support services

Island residents who have experienced sexual violence can share their personal experiences confidentially to help the Province continue its work to develop an adult sexual violence strategy.

The Coordinated Response to Adult Sexual Violence Taskforce is conducting an ongoing review of existing programs and services available to survivors. As part of this process, survivors of sexual violence can complete a confidential survey to help the province develop a long-term sexual violence strategy.

“Sexual violence continues to be a pervasive crime in Island communities. Survivors of sexual violence have shown incredible courage in sharing their stories and we need to work with them to find out how government can support them further. Whether it’s about more appropriate services to respond to their needs or how to improve coordination between social systems, we need to hear from those most impacted by these crimes.”

- Justice and Public Safety Minister Bloyce Thompson

The survey is available online until December 22, 2021, or to request a paper copy, call 902-368-6494 or email justicepolicy@gov.pe.ca.

“We want to ensure people who have been impacted by sexual violence have an opportunity to be part of this process,” said Minister Responsible for the Status of Women Natalie Jameson. “Their input is incredibly valuable and will help guide government’s decisions."

Information collected will help inform recommendations from the Coordinated Response to Adult Sexual Violence Taskforce to enhance current supports and develop more programs and services that are appropriate and responsive to the needs of survivors.

Anyone experiencing sexual violence is urged to reach out for help. Supports for Sexual Violence are available province wide.

Media contact:
Vicki Tse
Department of Justice and Public Safety
vickitse@gov.pe.ca

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