Mental health support available for jurors in Saskatchewan

The Jury program for years have been an intimidating duty for the disturbing nature of a criminal, civil trial. Jurors would have to view gruesome photos and evidence of an horrific incident, but not much has been done to help those jurors to cope with the stress and trauma. However, starting on December 1st, Saskatchewan’s Juror Support Program will offer mental health treatment to jurors up to four treatment scions with a health care professional. The justice ministry has budgeted $100,000 for the program, but subject to demand a bigger budget may be allocated. Mental health is continuously becominga standard in many industries.

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