Tag: Restorative Justice

Her Name Was…

By Cordelia Anderson, MA.,  and Alissa R. Ackerman, PhD. ***This blog post is reposted from the Sexual Abuse blog at https://sajrt.blogspot.com/ Say your name, how you feel about being here, a hope you have for this circle of accountability, what your brought for an object of meaning to you and why you chose it for this …

Sexual Assault: A Restorative Justice Model

By Dr. Alissa Ackerman and Dr. Jill Levenson   The compelling and articulate statement made by the courageous survivor in the Stanford Rape case highlighted the failings of our criminal justice system. While many were shocked and enraged by the unusually short sentence of 6 months in jail, the vast majority of survivors never see …

The Stanford Rape Case: A Different Conversation

By Dr. Jill Levenson and Dr. Alissa Ackerman   Brock Turner’s release from jail after only 3 months has re-ignited the shock and outrage that emerged after the Stanford University student-athlete was sentenced to six months for sexual assault of a young woman. The victim’s eloquent 12-page impact statement was read and posted in its …