Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Grant and Contribution Details: 2017-2018 - 1st Quarter
Recipient Name: NATIONAL JUDICIAL INSTITUTE
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Date: 2017-04-11
Value: $99,950.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: This organization will create a series of videos, to be delivered to provincially appointed judges, on how they consider the social context in sexual assault cases and other cases of gender-based violence. These videos will examine myths and stereotypes along with evidentiary, courtroom management and substantive issues that are unique to these challenging trials. The training videos will have three parts: exploring the importance and legal obligations of knowing and applying the context relative to the people in the courtroom; explaining evidentiary principles that make such context admissible in court; considering how judges may apply this context in two practical ways, one in relation to sexual assault trials and the second through an analysis of gender-based violence as it affects vulnerable communities such as Indigenous communities, individuals with mental health issues, and the LGBTQ community.
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