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Community Justice Initiatives helps male sex abuse survivors, and offenders

August 17, 2009

non-profit organization offers peer support groups to men and women who
suffered sexual trauma, as well as groups for people who offend

“To not address both sides of a social problem means it won’t end,” said Iliana Pressman, service co-ordinator.

organization began its first victim support group in the mid-70s with
the founding of the organization, based on the principles of
restorative justice, which addresses conflict and crime by engaging
people causing the harm and affected by it, with the community.

By the early ‘80s, they added the first male survivor group, and then one for sexual offenders.

every year Community Justice Initiatives supports about 70 people who
have committed sexual offences, about double the number of survivors.

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