Women who report incidents of relationship/sexual violence may enter a legal system that has limited options for handling their cases, and a perceived insensitivity to the impact of that trauma on their participation in the legal process. Many women describe it as a further traumatic and damaging experience.

How can a “restorative approach” to our legal system prevent further traumatic harms and marginalization of women and other vulnerable people, while protecting, respecting and offering better access to justice for all?

Join in this discourse about a restorative/relational approach to the legal system- How is it being used? What difference is it making? What more could be accomplished?