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WEBINAR – Experience from Practicing Restorative Justice for Sexual Harm: Trauma, Justice Needs, Participant Satisfaction, Equity, Law, and the Future



Presenters cover different aspects of sexual misconduct, including the impact of sexual assault, the needs of the person harmed, the design and results of using restorative justice resolution in prosecutor-referred cases of felony and misdemeanor sexual assault, and pertinent legal considerations. This presentation is directly relevant to legislators, the legal community, advocates for both people who were harmed and people who did the harm, professionals in sexual assault coalitions, schools, universities, forensic examiners and other healthcare professionals, and community partners. Less adversarial approaches as a response to sexual misconduct can enhance equity among parties and offer constructive community-based resolution.




Mary Koss

Koss (2014) The RESTORE Program of Restorative Justice for Sex Crimes: Vision, Process, and Outcomes


There’s a Better Way to Get Justice for Sexual Assault Survivors
by Allana Vagianos

The criminal justice system is a pipeline, and it has leaks all along the way

– Dr. Mary Koss


How ‘Emancipatory Sex-Ed’ Can Help Prevent Rape
By Sarah Treleaven

It doesn’t fix the underlying problem of rape culture, but a made-in-Canada program is getting good results when it comes to reducing gender-based violence.


Elise Lopez

The Gender Policy Report: Restorative Justice for Sexual Misconduct: Not if but When


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C. Quince Hopkins

C. Quince Hopkins, JD, LLM, JSD “The Devil is in the Details: Constitutional and Other Legal Challenges Facing Restorative Justice Responses to Sexual Assault Cases,” 50 (3) CRIMINAL LAW BULLETIN 1 (2014)


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