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David Dyck is a private practitioner in conflict resolution and restorative justice. In his view, much of the training for victim-offender mediation, conferencing, and casework does not adequately address critical attitudinal components of doing good conferencing and casework. Therefore, in this article he offers "four pillars" that express important values and attitudes for victim-offender conferencing: respect; people are capable decision-makers; principles take precedence over models; and making a connection is more important than executing technique.

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