Source: (1993) Family and Conciliation Courts Review 31(1):90-100.

Describes the results of a program evaluation of a victim offender mediation (VOM) program in Albuquerque. Court officials, program staff, and 206 victims and juvenile offenders were interviewed. Participants in the VOM program indicated high levels of satisfaction with both the process and outcome of VOM. Offenders negotiating their own reparation agreements with victims were much more likely to comply with the restitution compared to those being ordered to pay restitution by courts.