Smart Justice

Community and Church response to convicted child molesters who have served their time.

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Predator-Proof Your Family Series – #8 – Smart Justice
by Diane Roblin-Lee, Foreword by Dr. Melodie Bissell

How was it possible for Diane Roblin-Lee to have been married for 38 years without knowing that her husband, 13 years into the marriage, had begun to molest children?

The answer lies in the fact that child-molesters are such highly skilled manipulators that they can fool even a mate with whom they live – and convince a child that keeping the deep dark secret is critically important for both of them.

They are usually so addicted to pornography that acting out the taunting perversions of their porn-soaked brains becomes the driving force of their lives.
Once the fog from the shock, betrayal, and shame of her husband’s crimes began to clear, Diane wondered how any young mom could possibly be expected to protect her children from a predator – if she had lived with one for all those years and not recognized the signs.

Following her divorce, the sale of her home, and the dismantling of their business, Diane immersed herself in research and emerged with the Predator-Proof Your Family Series, breaking the silence in which predators hide. The publishing of this Series of nine booklets is Diane’s way of turning her brokenness, and that of her family, into information and protection for other children and other families.

This booklet takes a look at Community and Church response to convicted child molesters who have served their time and are released into society. The challenge is how to best guard against reoffending and protect children. It includes the model for a re-integration process which has been used with success in nurturing healing and hope but minimizing opportunity to re-offend. Diane Roblin-Lee also examines the concept of Restorative Justice.


  • The high cost of recidivism
  • Preventing recidivism (repeat offending)
  • When first-line prevention hasn’t worked
  • Can treatment guarantee change?
  • An integrated perspective – incarcerative punishment,
  • psychiatric treatment and restorative justice
  • Why do we need more than prison and treatment?
  • What is “restorative justice?”
  • And then there’s the family of the child molester…
  • Recycling humanity
  • Supporting or shunning?
  • Plan to Protect™
  • The iHeart?
  • Natural inclinations or wisdom?
  • Jail-house religion—or restorative faith?
  • The responsibility of the community
  • Internet tools for change
  • Models for reintegration into society
  • The “Offender’s Covenant”


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