Justice Canada hosted a Knowledge Exchange on the criminal justice system’s responses to sexual assault against adults on March 7-8, 2017. The objective of the event was to better understand why, despite Canada’s robust criminal laws related to sexual assault, rates of reporting, prosecution, and conviction remain low. The event also explored how the criminal justice system’s responses to sexual assault could be improved.
The summary of this event is now available online. You can access the document here: http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/cj-jp/victims-victimes/cal/summ-resu.html.