‘I felt lighter’: Restorative Justice gives sex crime survivors a different way forward
“It’s about who has been harmed and how can we respond to that in a way that recognises their experience and is beneficial to them.”
Rachael Dexter, Simone Fox Koob and Tammy Mills, 29 August 2021, The Age
Like thousands of sexual assault victim-survivors in Australia every year, 22-year-old Hannah* had little chance of seeing her perpetrator charged, much less put behind bars.
After her relationship of 2½ years ended, Hannah realised her ex-boyfriend had filmed the couple having sex without her consent.She felt violated and traumatised, and to this day doesn’t know where else the video ended up.