Source: (2006) International conference held in Kyiv, April 20-21, 2006.

Independent evaluators Betty Vos, Ph.D., Mark Umbreit, Ph.D., and Toran Hansen, M.S.W. from the Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking (CRJ&P), University of Minnesota, USA, conducted the evaluation between April, 2004 and February, 2006. In collaboration with the UCCG staff, the research team designed several data collection instruments that were filled out by UCCG programme staff and VOM participants. This data collection was coordinated by the UCCG Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator. In February, 2006, Betty Vos conducted a ten day site visit to Kyiv and three regions of Ukraine to complete the data collection. The primary objectives of the evaluation were: To study and evaluate the functioning opportunities of victim-offender mediation (VOM) in Ukraine; To study and evaluate the developed mechanisms of cooperation between mediation organizations and legal system offices; and To study and evaluate the consequences of VOM for its participants. (excerpt)

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