Source: (2013) Victims & Offenders: An International Journal of Evidence-based Research, Policy and Practice. 8(4):357-372.

This paper examines the utility and efficacy of Texas's legislation of victim offender mediated dialogue (VOMD) as a means of seeking justice for victims of crime. Conclusions are informed by the historical application of VOMD in cases of serious violent crime, exploration of the theoretical and value bases of such a policy, practical implementation of the policy to date, and preliminary evaluation of the resultant programs. This author recommends serious, thoughtful consideration of the transferability of Texas's VOMD legislation to other states.(author's abstract)