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  NCJ Number: NCJ 176970   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Restorative Justice and Mediation Collection
  Author(s): Mark S. Umbreit ; Jean Greenwood ; Robert B. Coates
  Corporate Author: University of Minnesota
Ctr for Restorative Justice & Mediation
School of Social Work
United States of America
  Date Published: 04/2000
  Page Count: 177
  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.
  Main Term(s): Victim services
  Index Term(s): Mediation ; Alternatives to institutionalization ; Restitution programs ; Victim-offender reconciliation ; Family conferencing
  Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 96-VF-GX-K006
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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  Type: Issue Overview
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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