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Many times, people equate convictions in court with justice. While convictions validate a victim’s story and may play an important role in securing justice, true justice requires much more.
As I look back on CSJ's journey, it's been encouraging when people express how they are moved by our work. In late 2013, shortly after CSJ started operations, CSJ supporter Kimberly Hocking painted a watercolor and wrote a poem that reflected the courage of one of our first cases: a gangrape of a teenage girl named Archana. The case details are less important than Archana's courage to report the case and pursue justice in court.
Every time we meet Rahil, he exudes warmth and has a smile on his face. His sense of responsibility and capacity to love his family is uncommon for an 8 year old boy, especially with how much hurt he has already experienced.
Counsel to Secure Justice has been advocating for Navya and Ujala in the justice system. But outside the courtroom, True Justice is healing from trauma and finding hope and purpose after sexual abuse.
* CSJ protects the identity of children in the stories we share. Images that show faces are illustrative only and do not reflect individuals in the story. Names and identifying factors mentioned in the stories have been changed.