Source: (1998) Online Journal of Peace and Conflict Resolution. 1.2. May. Downloaded 2 March 2003.
In this personal account, Elizabeth Menkin tells the story of her response to the death of her sister in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. Experiencing grief over her sisterÃ¢Â€Â™s death and anger at the surviving drunk driver, Menkin continued to feel impotent and bitter, even as she tried to Ã¢Â€ÂœprocessÃ¢Â€? her feelings through various means. Then her parents contacted Mary Price, founder of a victim-offender reconciliation program in Oregon. Though that program generally had dealt only with juvenile and property crimes, Price agreed to assist in preparing for and conducting a victim-offender reconciliation process between the victimÃ¢Â€Â™s family and the driver. Menkin recounts the meeting between the family and the driver and describes the outcomes, both in terms of emotions and actions.
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