Source: (2000) OVC Bulletin (July).

Increasingly, restorative justice and mediation programs are being used to assist crime victims and hold offenders accountable. This issue of OVC Bulletin summarizes five major documents comprising The Restorative Justice and Mediation Collection.The five documents consist of the following: (1) Guidelines for Victim-Sensitive Victim-Offender Mediation: Restorative Justice Through Dialogue; (2) National Survey of Victim-Offender Mediation Programs in the United States; (3) Directory of Victim-Offender Mediation Programs in the United States; (4) Family Group Conferencing: Implications for Crime Victims; and (5) Multicultural Implications of Restorative Justice: Potential Pitfalls and Dangers. Umbreit introduces the collection, presents an overview of victim-offender mediation, and sketches each document in the collection.


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