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The court process

Once charges are laid, a few things need to happen before the trial starts. That can take time. An overview of the entire court process can be found on the for people affected by sexual violence website(external link).

This website was developed by the Ministry of Justice to help support victim-survivors of sexual violence through the court process and to help them make informed choices about the actions they take after they've experienced sexual violence.

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