Back to RJ Archive

Victim-Offender Mediation in Italy

Mestitz, Anna
June 4, 2015

Source: (2002) Newsletter of the European Forum for Victim Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice. 3(3):2-3.

According to Anna Mestitz, victim-offender mediation (VOM) arose spontaneously in Italy in the first half of the 1990s. The system is functionally connected with, and to a degree dependent on, a complex network of agencies. Such agencies include the national and local social services, the judicial police for juveniles, voluntary work associations, and rehabilitation communities (where juvenile offenders may be placed to serve their sentences). Judges and prosecutors also take leading roles. In this context, Mestitz sketches results from her research on VOM in Italy in the following areas: territorial distribution; organization; personnel; funding sources; theoretical model; and number of cases.


AbstractCourtsPrisonsRestorative PracticesRJ and the WorkplaceRJ in SchoolsRJ OfficeTeachers and StudentsVictim Support
Support the cause

We've Been Restoring Justice for More Than 40 Years

Your donation helps Prison Fellowship International repair the harm caused by crime by emphasizing accountability, forgiveness, and making amends for prisoners and those affected by their actions. When victims, offenders, and community members meet to decide how to do that, the results are transformational.

Donate Now