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Apr 23, 2008
Try keyword searches...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

I don't have statistics of this sort, Mark. I don't even know if anyone is keeping track of such data.

As for help for individuals in the situation you described, I suggest you try searching for keyword phrases such as "Victim services in Canada" and "Witness Services in Canada." A Google search just this morning for the phrase "Victim services for the disabled in Canada" yielded the following URL: http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/pi/pcvi-cpcv/pub/dir-rep/org.html

I hope you are able to find the information you are looking for, Mark, information that will assist you in your court room endeavours.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Apr 23, 2008
Court and Evidence
by: Aunt Sandy

I was at one time a guardian ad litem for the court system, in the US.
Will the court there allow evidence to be presented by video? Or camera?
The human word, is a powerful, sometimes statements taken even in the simplest forms, like from a disabled adult or child can have an effect on a court. Not to mention, it would save having to face the accused. Many tend to clam up when they have to face an abuser, in any form. This way, by camera or video tape, you can spare the abused from having to look at the accused. And keep those who as part of their abusing from the satisfaction of making the victim relive the abuse.

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