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Program allows N.S. sexual assault victims to receive free legal advice

Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 10:33 AM | By Donalee Moulton

The Nova Scotia government is giving adult victims of sexual assault a helping hand. Under a new pilot program, they are now entitled to up to four free hours of legal advice.

The Legal Advice for Sexual Assault Survivors initiative was established in response to a well-identified requirement for enhanced services, said Justice Minister Mark Furey. “We have heard clearly from women and support groups that we need to provide better supports for victims and survivors of sexual violence,” he said. “We know most sexual assault...