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.

The literature reviewed was that supplied by the Ministry of Women‟s Affairs following a comprehensive search by ministry staff to identify a variety of relevant literature. The findings from the literature review will contribute to the Government‟s considerations for policy and practice responses for victim/survivors of adult sexual violence in New Zealand.