Source: (1997) The ICCA Journal 3 (August): 44-49.

In Canada victim-offender reconciliation programs have achieved notable outcomes with less violent crimes. In 1989 a research project in British Columbia investigated a proposed model to apply such programs to violent crimes. In this article Gustafson reports on the findings of that research, which included information from both offenders and victims. Following the research, a pilot victim-offender mediation project was launched to address even the most violent crimes. Gustafson describes the program and its results.