You Have Options: Help After Sexual Assault

Manitoba Justice Victim Services is undertaking a project to deliver training, information and education on the topic of sexual violence. The goal of the project is to help all Manitobans become better informed about sexual assault and how to best support survivors.

You Have Options: Help After Sexual Assault

As part of the project, a new resource is available called You Have Options: Help After Sexual Assault. If you have been the victim of a sexual assault, there is help for you. You may be wondering what to do next, such as reporting the assault to police. You may be unsure about what will happen
if you do.

 

 

This guide will help you:

  • recognize and understand sexual assault
  • know your rights
  • understand the criminal justice system, including making a police report and going to court
  • stay safe
  • know your options
  • get counselling, support and healing

Additionally, a series of workshops will be held across Manitoba for both community members and service providers.

The workshops will improve awareness and understanding in the community about legal information and the criminal justice process as it relates to sexual assault. They will also include information about the dynamics of sexual assault, and its impacts on victims. Representatives from Klinic’s Sexual Assault Program and Ka Ni Kanichihk’s Heart Medicine Lodge will share information as part of the workshop about sexual assault, trauma and healing. Victim Services staff, as well as local service providers, will be available to answer questions.

The project is funded in part by the Department of Justice Canada’s Victims Fund.

This website will be updated with information about upcoming workshops throughout the year.