The provincial government is introducing a new Sexual Assault Response Pilot Project to help provide free legal advice to victims of sexual assault.
$250,000 dollars was set aside for the program in this year’s budget. Justice Minister Andrew Parsons would not call it “legal aid” for victims of sexual assault, since the term legal aid would cause some confusion.
He says there are other components involved, including lawyers in private practice.
Parsons hopes to announce the details in the near future.