‘Discouraging and humiliating’: Victim of sexual assault wants to improve criminal justice system

Published on CBC North

An N.W.T. woman who was a victim of sexual assault says she felt « lost » in the criminal justice system, and wrote eight recommendations last month to try and improve the treatment of victims in what she calls a « very inadequate » system.

The Status of Women Council of the NWT approached the woman, who cannot be named due to a publication ban, this year. It’s meeting with the Federal Ombudsman for Victims and Crime — an independent office that provides resources to victims, and wanted to hear from her.

Mary, not her real name, was a victim of sexual assault and domestic violence and says « the entire process was extremely isolating. »

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