Restorative engagement to address sexual misconduct 

From: National Defence

The Restorative Engagement program provides flexible options for members of the CAF-DND Sexual Misconduct Class Action Settlement to share about experiences, knowledge and understanding of sexual misconduct in the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces. Class members can share either directly with representatives from the institution or in other indirect ways.

These engagements are facilitated by practitioners who have experience and training in restorative approaches. It also provides opportunities to talk about the causes and impacts of sexual misconduct and to help change the culture that enables it.

Participants in restorative engagement who experienced sexual misconduct

Participants in restorative engagement who experienced sexual misconduct:

Defence leadership’s commitment

Defence representatives participating in restorative engagement:

Defence leadership commits full support to the Restorative Engagement program’s success. It commits to allocate the resources needed to acknowledge the wrongs experienced by class members and to make the necessary changes to the organizational culture and systems that contribute to or enable sexual misconduct to persist.

Restorative approach

Restorative engagement builds upon restorative approaches to justice which respond to harm in ways that foster:

Restorative practitioners

Restorative practitioners facilitate participants’ restorative engagement. They are specially trained and qualified to facilitate restorative processes:

Restorative Engagement program development and implementation

The Sexual Misconduct Response Centre develops and implements the Restorative Engagement program in collaboration with:

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