Crime victims are given a voice and offenders are held accountable in Victim Offender Conferences. Written by a long-time practitioner of this effective sentencing tool.
Victim offender dialogues have been developed as a way to hold offenders accountable to the person they have harmed and to give victims a voice about how to put things right. It is a way of acknowledging the importance of the relationship, of the connection which crime creates. Granted, the relationship is a negative one, but there is a relationship.
Amstutz has been a practitioner and a teacher in the field for more than 20 years.