Supporting Victims of Gender-based Violence in the Criminal Justice System (2016)

This 2016 paper presents recommendations aimed at addressing gaps and strengthening Gender-based Violence (GBV) victims’ rights within the CJS, including in relation to the military and immigration systems. Furthermore, it highlights three specific current issues relevant to GBV victims including: cyberviolence; restorative justice; and publication bans in sexual assault cases. Finally, this paper address the overarching, broader need for solutions in three key “building block” areas: statistics and data; education, training, and awareness; and victim-centred supports.