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NCJ Number: 98336 Find in a Library
Title: National VORP (Victim Offender Reconciliation Program) Directory
Editor(s): J Gehm; M Umbreit
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 41
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Congress
Washington, DC 20510
Sale Source: US Congress
Senate Subcommittee on National Penitentiaries
Washington, DC 20510
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Victim Offender Reconcilliation Program (VORP) has produced its first directory in an attempt to provide a network throughout the United States and Canada.
Abstract: The VORP program was established in Kitchener, Ontario, in l974 and later replicated in Elkhart, Ind. in 1978. This directory of VORP programs in the United States identifies key characteristics of VORP programs. Three specific criteria were used to distinguish VORP from the much larger number of community dispute resolutions programs: (1) the program involves a face to face meeting, in the presence of a trained mediator, between an individual who has been victimized by crime and the perpetrator of that crime: (2) the program operates in the context of the juvenile or criminal justice system, rather than the civil court; and (3) besides a restitution payment, the program focuses on the need for reconciliation of the conflict. A total of 32 programs were identified, including 21 in operation and 11 in the process of development. Program reports with tabular data are included.
Index Term(s): Restitution centers; Victim compensation; Victim-offender reconciliation; Victim-offender relationships
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