September 17th was a huge day for The Journey Project and founding organizations – Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador and NL Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre – as they were joined by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary to launch a new pilot program – Third-Party Reporting.
Third-party reporting allows an adult who has experienced a sexual assault to file a report about the sexual assault to The Journey Project directly while remaining anonymous to the police.
The Journey Project team removes all identifying information about the survivor from the report and then provides a redacted copy to the RNC.
The intention is to give greater control over the process to the survivor – you can provide information about the person who committed the sexual assault and about the incident itself to be passed on to the RNC, but without having to identify yourself or start a formal police investigation and criminal justice process until you are ready to do so.
During the pilot program, reports must be made in person to Journey Project staff. We are based in the PLIAN office in St. John’s, NL.
If you have any questions or want to learn more about Third-Party Reporting or any of the supports that they offer call 1-833-722-2805 or 709-722-2805, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or text 709-986-2801.