After the verdict: Traumatized Nova Scotia jurors need better mental-health supports, advocate says
…Farrant said he hopes the recommendations include a national standard for post-trial support for jurors – something that provinces will have to adopt into practice. As it stands, juror support in Canada differs by region. It varies from Prince Edward Island, which has no post-trial support program, to Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario, which offer counselling services through a third party company, Morneau Shepell. Addressing the mental-health needs of jurors is not only the compassionate thing to do, said Farrant, but it will make the justice system stronger as well.
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