Source: (2000) Restorative Justice in Action (Spring): 1, 3. Denver, Colorado: Colorado Forum on Community and Restorative Justice. Downloaded 5 April 2004.

While victim offender dialogue has most commonly been used in cases of nonviolent offenses (e.g., property crimes), some in recent years have begun to experiment with this practice in cases involving violent crimes: homicide; sexual assault; and other crimes against persons. This use has been termed High-Risk Victim Offender Dialogue (HRVOD) by various practitioners. In this article, Marty Kovener, a victim services provider, defines the practice of HRVOD and the values upon which it should be based.

Read Full Article