Source: (2006) Federal Ministry of the Interior, Germany.

Victim-offender mediation gives the parties involved the opportunity to settle the conflicts associated with offences (i. e. those that lead to the offence or that arise as a result of the offence or its consequences) in a manner that is satisfactory to all parties. Thus, as a conflict-settlement measure, victim-offender mediation is mainly about brining the victim and offender together to discuss things in person, sometimes repeatedly, usually with the support of a conflict mediator. (excerpt)


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