Responding to sexual violence. A review of literature on good practice, Ministry of Women’s Affairs, New Zealand (2009)

This report responds to a request by the Ministry of Women‟s Affairs to the Crime and Justice Research Centre to conduct a critical literature review outlining international and New Zealand perspectives on good practice for services that respond to adult survivors of sexual violence.

With regard to medical, criminal justice, mental health and support systems at different post-assault periods and in relation to diverse social and cultural groups, the specific objectives of this review were to:

  • identify and critique good practice models within and across systems, internationally and in New Zealand
  • describe factors that promote good practice within and across systems
  • identify New Zealand guidelines for dealing with adult victim/survivors of sexual violence.

Responding to sexual violence literature-review on best practice_New Zeeland_2009pdf