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Restorative Justice Today: Applications of Restorative Interventions takes a hard look at the issues and concepts surrounding restorative justice and current restorative practices used in a broad range of areas today. In a time when the cost of prisons and jails is on the rise resulting in more offenders being kept out of the community, this timely and contemporary book exposes readers to a range of restorative practices that can be implemented. The authors, renowned experts in the area of restorative justice, provide information not found in other restorative justice texts.

Chapter 16: “Hate Left me That Day”: Victim Offender Dialogue in Vermont

“Hate Left me That Day”: Victim Offender Dialogue in Vermont
“Hate left me that day”: Victim offender dialogue in vermont
AmyHolloway and GaleBurford

Amy Holloway, who has an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania, is director of victim services at the Vermont Department of Corrections and Gale Burford, MSW, PhD is one of the foremost pioneers in the promotion of restorative strategies in the Canadian justice system and today, professor of social work, University of Vermont. In this essay, they provide one of the most moving accounts of a victim-offender dialogue in this book. This is a story of healing, forgiveness of the self and others, and of resilience.

Restorative justice has a long history in Vermont with a variety of practices having been used. The Victim Offender ...

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