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Penal Mediation Piloted in Argentina
In the 1990s, Argentina began a series of reform efforts to alleviate corruption, overcrowding of jails and prisons, backlogs stalling the court system, and a lack of faith in the justice system. Among those reforms was the Proyecto RAC (Alternative Conflict Resolution Project), a pilot project in penal mediation.
Located in Previous Editions / 2001 / October 2001 Edition
Engaging Offenders In Victim Offender Mediation
In Washington State, community mediation programmes offer victim offender mediation (VOM) services. The different dynamics of working with crime victims and offenders offer unique challenges for these organizations. Eric Gilman, restorative justice coordinator for Clark County Juvenile Court, prepared the following document as a resource for facilitators in talking with offenders about VOM.
Located in Previous Editions / 2004 / October 2004 Edition
Victim Offender Meetings:A Restorative Focus for Victims
A sensitive issue for restorative justice programmes is how to approach crime victims about participating in the programmes. In this article, Eric Gilman, restorative justice coordinator for Clark County Juvenile Court, suggests that programmes should respond to victims restoratively, viewing them as people who have needs growing out of the harms they experienced in the crime, rather than simply as possible participants in a VOM process
Located in Previous Editions / 2004 / December 2004 Edition
Making Victims' Voices Heard
Victims’ Voices Heard (VVH) provides victims and victim survivors of severe violence the opportunity to meet with their offenders in a facilitated encounter. Located in Delaware, it is based on a model first developed in Texas. Kim Book, programme coordinator for VVH, describes her experience with the criminal justice system and shares a victim perspective on the mediation process.
Located in Previous Editions / 2006 / February 2006 Edition
Finger Lakes Restorative Justice Center
The Finger Lakes Restorative Justice Center provides restorative justice services to the nine counties of the Genesee/Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York. Dr. Mary Jeanette Ebenhack, co-director, provides this overview of the organization's development.
Located in Previous Editions / 2006 / May 2006 Edition
How Could You Do This to Me?
The Centre for Sexual Assault in Copenhagen provides many services to women who have been victimized by sexual assault. The Centre offers a victim offender mediation project to allow women to confront their attackers in face-to-face meetings or by correspondence. In this article, Karin Sten Madsen, a counselor with the Centre, explains the reasons for the programme and relates the experiences of three women who chose to participate in it.
Located in Previous Editions / 2006 / July 2006 Edition
In-Prison Victim Offender Dialogue in the US
Victim Offender Dialogue programmes in prisons provide an opportunity for victims and victim survivors to meet with their offenders to discuss the crime and issues surrounding it.
Located in Previous Editions / 2008 / September 2008
Pelikan, Christa. Victim-offender mediation in domestic violence cases-a research report
In this paper, Pelikan examines the results of empirical research into the issue of victim-offender mediation in domestic violence cases, with emphasis on the situation in Austria.
Located in Full-Text Documents at RJ Online
File Kuzelewski, Dariusz. Victim-offender mediation: an institution of the postindustrial society
Victim – offender mediation has a chance to adapt criminal trial to the reality of the third wave civilization.
Located in Full-Text Documents at RJ Online
File Liebmann, Marian. Restorative Justice in Uganda and Russia
This paper is based on one training visit to Uganda in 1999 and two training visits to Russia, one in 1999 and the other in 2001. The reflections are drawn from personal experience and therefore may not convey the total picture in these countries.
Located in Full-Text Documents at RJ Online