Tag: Sexual Assault

I was Sexually Assaulted, Part 2

What is the experience of someone who witnesses someone else sexually assaulting their friend? In part 2 of the “I was sexually assaulted” blog, I speak with my friend Sarah, who was in the room with me when I was grabbed. She also participated in the “restorative justice” session with the man who sexually assaulted …

I Was Sexually Assaulted

Last Sunday, I stood across the table from my friend, Sarah, as our eyes locked on to one other. We uttered no words to each other at first, but in our eyes locking, we were asking each other the same question. “Did that just happen?”   Her eyes filled with tears as my mind filled …

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 …