After sentencing, after the trial, more victims of violent crimes are wanting to meet with their offenders. Seems strange? It’s a new service being offered by a growing number of states. Join kojo for a discussion on victim and offender mediation and why it’s spreading across the nation.


  • Dr. Mark Umbreicht Professor and executive director for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking at The School of Social Work, University of Minnesota
  • David Doerfler Director of Victim Offender Mediation/Dialogue of Victim Services Division, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice
  • Mary Achilles Victim advocate, State of Pennsylvania

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