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New Guidelines for using Communication Intermediaries to Work with Victims or Witnesses

 

Notice from Communication Disabilities Access Canada (CDAC) to police, legal and justice professionals.

Communication Intermediaries are regulated, Speech-Language Pathologists with additional training from CDAC. They assist people with speech and language disabilities, not caused by hearing loss to communicate with police, legal and justice professionals.   

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Guidelines for Police, Legal and Justice Professionals

A Communication Intermediary may be required if a victim, witness or accused has a disability that makes it difficult for them to speak; understand what is said express their thoughts in a clear manner or if they communicate using pictures, symbols, a letter board or device or require a neutral, arms-length, qualified person to assist with communication.

For more information:  http://www.access-to-justice.org