Sharing – ‘What I had to say mattered’ — how can we provide justice for sexual assault victims beyond criminal trials?

Sharing – ‘What I had to say mattered’ — how can we provide justice for sexual assault victims beyond criminal trials?

The article below is about Restorative Justice, and idea that has become popular in some instances, because as much as we may not like it, this is true: “Some of the problems with the criminal justice system can, and should, be addressed through reform. Other problems may be unavoidable in an adversarial system.” I have…

What is the Justice System For, Anyway?

What is the Justice System For, Anyway?

I found myself reading this interview with Dr. Mary Koss recently, and while I’m not 100% sure about the prospect of “Restorative Justice”, as she refers to it, I think that often, when we think about child sexual abuse, we fall into the same misconceptions about the legal system that she refers to when talking more broadly about sexual assault.

Namely, that the legal system is not really designed to assist with the healing of a victim.

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How To Live With Someone Else’s Mental Illness
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One mental health solution: a kinder, gentler emergency department for people considering suicide
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Suicide After Suicide: What We Must Do to Break the Cycle
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