Source: (2006) Resolution. News from the Restorative Justice Consortium. Number 23.

This national conference was a landmark in the fields of Restorative Justice and Sexually Harmful Behaviour. It brought together professionals in fields which have not had much contact until recently. In the field of restorative justice, many people have taken it as axiomatic that it cannot be used with sexual offences, because of power imbalances and the possibility of revictimising the victim. In the field of sexually harmful behaviour, policies and practices have often concentrated on separate work with victims and offenders, with little communication between them, though it has long been acknowledged that being victimised and becoming an offender are often closely linked. (excerpt)