Source: (2005) VORP News 23(3, May): 1-2. Fresno, California: Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP) of the Central Valley, Inc. Downloaded 23 August 2005.

My first-hand experiences of facilitating a VORP (Victim Offender Reconciliation Program) case mediation confirmed my interest in pursuing my study in peacemaking and conflict studies at Peacemaking Center, Fresno Pacific University. The case was referred to VORP by the Fresno county Juvenile court. A teenager was convicted of taking property from somebody’s house. The offender was invited to the victim’s house for a party by a house sitter while the victims were out of town on vacation. Once coming back home from vacation, the victims discovered several items missing. (excerpt)

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