A Review of Brydges Duty Counsel Services in Canada

Appendix C - Information Sheet for Participants

** This form and the information it contains are given to you for your own protection and full understanding of the procedures.

Purpose

The purpose of this research study is to examine the extent and nature of the provision of Brydges services across Canada.

Findings

The findings of this research will be used by the Department of Justice in order to further our knowledge on this issue (Brydges services) and assist the Department of Justice Canada in guiding policy. The findings of this project will also be used for the dissertation of the principal researcher.

Participation

Your participation in this research project is completely voluntary. Additionally, you can terminate the interview at any point in time. Moreover, you can decline to answer any question that you do not wish to answer.

Potential harm or risks

To the extent of the knowledge of the researcher, participation in this project does not involve any physical, psychological or any harmful consequences to the participants.

Confidentiality and Anonymity

You are not required to submit your name or any other identifying information on the research materials. Therefore, you are guaranteed absolute anonymity.

Contact Person

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this research project, please feel free to contact:

Jeff Latimer
Senior Research Officer
Research and Statistics Division
Department of Justice
(613) 957-9589

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