Both the RCMP and the Department of Justice of the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) want to increase the capacity of the justice system to respond to survivors of sexualized violence, while also increasing public confidence in the system. In June 2019, an engagement session was held with subject matter experts and providers of frontline services from all over the NWT. Input was being sought on two important initiatives regarding sexualized violence: third party reporting and advocate reviews of sexual assault investigations.
Recommendations were made in regards to the establishment of these two initiatives. After a year of intensive work, the GNWT and the RCMP invited service providers to a second engagement session. Twenty representatives of organizations with stakeholder interest in the initiatives attended the two-day session to learn of the progress to date and offer feedback on the continuation of the work.
The What We Heard Report presents the results of this session and what we heard from the participants.