Enhancing Police Response to Sexual Violence
In February 2017 the Ontario Government provided funding for fifteen two-year pilot projects to enhance police response to sexual violence. The projects will also enhance police investigative practices with an overall goal of building stronger cases and improving justice system outcomes.
Brantford Police Service is one of the fifteen two-year pilot projects partnering with the Sexual Assault Centre of Brant, Victim Services Brant, BCHS Domestic Violence/Sexual Violence Care Team, Laurier University and a legal expert on violence against women. Based on the findings from reviewing past sexual assault investigations, a training for police will be developed on best practices.