Source: (2001) VORP News 19 (January/February): 1-2.

This article describes the process of a community justice conference to address an offense referred by the court to the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program. The offense consisted of breaking, entering, and burglarizing by three teenagers, with the victims being four Hispanic families, none of whom spoke English. To deal with the victims’ concerns and the response of the juvenile offenders, the mediation required Spanish and English.