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Rape victim 're-victimised' by system

May 21, 2013

from the article by Joelle Dally for The Press:

It took Helena Watson more than three decades to speak out about her father's sexual abuse.

Now the Christchurch woman says she has been revictimised by restorative justice.

....A session was arranged despite Kevin Edwin McAllister never showing any remorse and he refused to attend if her support person was there.

Watson's experience has prompted calls for offenders to be vetted as a matter of course before victims are approached by restorative justice providers.

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