Aug 08 2017

New Resource: Ending Child Sexual Abuse – A Transformative Justice Handbook

Ending Child Sexual Abuse: A Transformative Justice Handbook (PDF) is freely available online and features relevant information regarding child sexual abuse as well as an accessible introduction to transformative justice and concrete action steps for those seeking to prevent, heal, or transform the impact of child sexual abuse in their lives.

This handbook seeks to update and make more widely available the ideas first put forward ten years ago through generationFIVE’s document “Toward Transformative Justice.”

generationFIVE has spent the last decade, with allies across movements and across the country, developing Transformative Justice. Transformative Justice is an approach to respond to and prevent child sexual abuse and other forms of violence that puts transformation and liberation at the heart of the change. It is an approach the looks at the individual and community experiences as well as the social conditions, and looks to integrate both personal and social transformation.

Their aim was to develop intervention and prevention that aligned with:

  • our analysis of child sexual abuse as both one of the symptoms and perpetuators of oppression and violence
  • a politic committed to systemic change and liberation
  • our commitment to healing, agency, and accountability
  • the actual relationships and situations in which child sexual abuse happens
  • the oppression and limitations of state responses

More here.