SACE has expanded our Court Support services to better address the needs of people who are navigating, or considering options within, the criminal justice system. While the program continues to offer support and advocacy through court accompaniment, new to the program are: Pre-reporting information on going through the reporting process, exploring options and the process of reporting, and providing support during that process Advocacy…
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I’ve been sexually assaulted recently.
We want you to know that what happened to you is not your fault, and you are not alone.
If you feel you are in danger and need immediate help, please call 911.
I’ve been sexually assaulted in the past.
SACE support services are available to anyone impacted by sexual assault or abuse, even if it happened a long time ago.
I know someone who has been sexually assaulted.
If someone discloses to you that they have been sexually assaulted or abused, the most important thing you can do is to listen, believe them, and support whatever they choose to do.
Find information on a number of topics.
What is sexual assault?
Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual contact without voluntary consent. As this definition of sexual assault indicates, consent must be voluntary. Consent must also be ongoing, active, act- and person-specific, and given by someone who is capable of consenting.
85% of the time people are sexually assaulted by someone that they know. Being sexually assaulted by someone that you know may feel confusing. Know, however, that you are not alone. What happened to you is not your fault.
What is sexual harassment?
Just like any other form of sexual violence, sexual harassment has the potential to be traumatizing for the people who experience it.
What is child sexual abuse?
Child sexual abuse includes inviting or exposing a child to sexual contact, activity, or behaviour. A child is typically understood to be any individual under the age of 16.
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Pierre Asselin made headlines in recent years when he successfully fought to have a publication ban removed from his identity so he could speak out about his experiences of childhood sexual abuse. At We Believe, Pierre will be drawing on his personal experiences as well as his pro bono work with those who have experienced sexual assault, to deliver a unique perspective on how we can work together to support survivors as they navigate the criminal justice system.