Source: (2004) Paper presented at "New Frontiers in Restorative Justice: Advancing Theory and Practice", Centre for Justice and Peace Development, Massey University at Albany, New Zealand, 2-5 December.

This paper will: outline the program model for REVIVE, a support/accountability program at Community Justice Initiatives ( offering support to all persons affected by past sexual abuse; reflect on what has been learned from this involvement; describe a model of facilitated dialogue where at the instigation of the victim/survivor and after extensive preparation for all parties involved, an opportunity is available for a facilitated confrontation/dialogue between the parties. 'Community Justice Initiatives' has for more than 20 years offered support groups to persons affected by past sexual abuse. Support groups, facilitated by trained community volunteers - sometimes former group members - are offered for persons who as adults are addressing past sexual abuse. The cluster of support groups include groups for women who were sexually abused as children, groups for men who experienced childhood abuse, groups for men who have sexually offended, support groups for spouses of survivors of past abuse, and for spouses of persons who have offended. Abstract courtesy of the Centre for Justice and Peace Development, Massey University,