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The timeframe around this process

Participant 1: My complaint is that there should be more information such as the timeframe around this process. For example, when is the victim gonna receive services? Information like that could be helpful. [...]
Participant 2: I think it would be great if they added how much time the procedures take, 'cause it's really important, whether it's with the police, with a report to the university, just when disclosing more generally.

Recommendations

  • Deliver accessible education about Canadian sexual assault laws, including how they work, and the ways they tend to fail survivors in practice.

  • Within the policy and educational materials, provide information about possible timeframes for the completion of an investigation into a report of sexual assault. Deliver regular, scheduled updates on investigations to complainants and respondents. Such updates should be integrated into the policy.

  • Offer fictionalized but representative examples of how disclosures and reports to the university have been handled.