The Restorative Justice Council on Sexual Misconduct in Faith Communities recognizes that acts of sexual misconduct and abuse have shattered the lives of young people and adults. There is generally a negative impact on the victim’s faith life and relationship with God. Families and friends who have supported the victim also feel the after-effects of abuse, along with the church or congregation as a whole for whom the offender has worked. Abuse in faith communities has a negative effect on citizens in the civic community as well.
The Restorative Justice Council has written and published a booklet which addresses the needs not only of individual survivors, but also of organizations which seek to make things right for victims, offenders, and local communities. You can access the full contents of this booklet by clicking on the title above or by visiting the Council Library.