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Restorative Justice in Cases of Domestic and Sexual Violence: The Voice of a Survivior

White, Judy
June 4, 2015

Source: (2000) Hot Peach Pages Abuse Help Lines. Provincial Association of Transition Houses of Saskatchewan (PATHS). Downloaded 9 June 2004.

There are different perspectives on the validity and effectiveness of restorative justice ideas and practices in cases of domestic and sexual violence. Some favor restorative justice in such cases, and others strongly oppose it. In this article a survivor of domestic and sexual abuse tells her story. It includes a recounting of the abuse that led her to seek relief through the current criminal justice system, her frustrations with that system, the patterns of an abusive situation and the effects of abuse on her, and her concerns about the use of restorative justice in cases like hers.


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