true peace is not merely the absence of tension.  it is the presence of justice. ~ martin luther king, jr.

While you should explore all legal recourse to get justice, the only way to truly ‘punish’ perpetrators is by not allowing them any satisfaction of achieving their ultimate motive.

Stand tall as much as you can and live a better life than they ever will.

What will be worse for them is to seethe in desperation when they see you bounce back to a life which they thought you would never ever live.