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Restorative Justice and Mediation Collection

NCJ Number
176970
Date Published
April 2000
Length
177 pages
Author(s)
Mark S. Umbreit; Jean Greenwood; Robert B. Coates
Agencies
OVC
Annotation
Five booklets on restorative justice strategies and programs focus on victim-offender mediation, family group conferencing, the multicultural implications of restorative justice, a directory of victim-offender mediation programs in the United States, and a national survey of victim-offender mediation programs in the United States.
Abstract
One booklet provides guidelines for victim-sensitive victim-offender mediation programs (NCJ-176346). It is intended to assist administrators in developing or enhancing their restorative justice programs. It provides practical guidance for mediators to facilitate balanced and fair mediation, so as to ensure the safety and integrity of all the participants. A second booklet, the National Survey of Victim-Offender Mediation Programs in the United States, contains information about the characteristics of the various victim-offender mediation programs operating nationwide, along with the major issues facing them in their daily operations (NCJ-176350). A third booklet, the Directory of Victim-Offender Mediation Programs in the United States, lists all identified victim-offender mediation programs in the Nation and provides their addresses, phone number, contact persons, and other basic information. The directory's purpose is to provide easy access for persons who would like to contact a given program (NCJ-176349). A fourth booklet discusses the implications for crime victims of family group conferencing (NCJ-176347). Based on models used in New Zealand and Australia, family group conferencing involves the community of people most affected by the crime: the victim and the offender and the family, friends, and key supporters of both. The purpose of the conference is to determine the resolution of a criminal or delinquent act. A booklet on the multicultural implications of restorative justice (NCJ-176348) informs practitioners about concerns regarding the implementation of various restorative justice programs when working with persons of cross-cultural perspectives.

Date Created: September 26, 2003