Source: (2005) VORP News 23(5, September): 1-2. Fresno, California: Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP) of the Central Valley, Inc. Downloaded 2 December 2005.

Something about a fire brings people together. Is it the excitement, the power, the destruction, the heat or the light? Is it the need to control it, to help those affected by it or to save what is in front of it from burning? An intentional fire recently brought community members together to make things as right as possible. VORP was asked by the juvenile court to intervene with mediation between two juveniles who set a grass fire along the river and the victim. The mediator’s challenge was to find the victim. The fire was on public land in a small incorporated city and no specific victim was named in the police report. (excerpt)


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