Source: (1989) In: M. Wright and B. Galaway (eds.), Mediation and Criminal Justice: Victims, Offenders and Community. London, UK: Sage Publications, pp. 113-131.

This chapter reports on the Victims and Offenders In Conciliation (VOIC) project in the Medway towns, Kent. This program brings burglary victims together with young offenders convicted of burglary incarcerated in the Rochester Youth Custody Centre. The authors present the rationale for bringing victims and offenders together, and describe the main aspects of VOIC, including the referral system, the activities participants take part in, and their reactions to each other. Finally, the results of the evaluation is presented along with some of the problems encountered.