Source: (2011) Canterbury Law Review.17:222-228.

Yvette Tinsley and Elisabeth McDonald outline concerns in their article, entitled Is There Another Way? Possible Alternatives to the Current Criminal Justice Process,1 regarding the use of restorative justice with cases of sexual violence. We do not disagree with these concerns. In this commentary we will demonstrate that traditional concerns about the use of restorative justice in sexual violence cases have been addressed by Project Restore. To so do we will outline the history of Project Restore and its development as a community group. We will describe the interventions that have been developed, by discussing typical scenarios and will conclude by highlighting the necessity for specialised restorative justice practice in cases of sexual violence. (excerpt)

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