Restorative justice helps in restoring dignity to survivors and victims of sexual violence and their families as well. Many advocates for victims of domestic violence argue that criminalization of domestic violence was important in changing societal views towards violence in relationships. They fear that the use of restorative practices will return domestic violence to the private sphere and continued victimization.
Proponents of restorative justice, on the other hand, hold out the possibilities of restorative processes in changing behavior of offenders and empowering victims. The listing below offers on-line resources that address the many issues in the debate around the use of restorative justice in cases of domestic violence.