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Alberta/Ottawa, Jun 15 (Canadian-Media): A pilot project is launched by Alberta, a Canadian province, to help sexual assault victims and learn their options. media reports said.
A grant of $700,000 will be given to the Elizabeth Fry Society by Stephanie McLean, the minister for the status of women, for a three-year pilot project to deliver free legal advice.
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Lawyers, provided by the Centres, outline options such as going through the criminal justice system and filing a human rights or civil claim.
McLean says victims often won't go to authorities for fear of not being believed and of being revictimized.
The project will reportedly be launched in areas served by the Elizabeth Fry Society including Edmonton, Stony Plain, Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Camrose, Red Deer, and other Indigenous communities.