Out of reach

Sexual assault victims in Atlantic Canada face uneven access to a key evidence-collection service.

When someone is sexually assaulted, a sexual assault nurse examiner can gather crucial evidence for a future court case. In Atlantic Canada, access to this service depends on where you live. And even where the service exists, examiners may be using outdated evidence-collection kits. Payge Woodard investigated for her final project in the investigative data MJ program.

Payge Woodard

Payge Woodard

Payge is a master of journalism student at the University of King's College. She's interned for Bangor Daily News in Maine and freelanced for Halifax's weekly, The Coast.