Marty Price, J.D., a "recovering attorney" and social worker turned mediator, is the founder and director of the Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP) Information and Resource Center, in Camas, Washington. He is a Board Member and former Co-Chair of the Victim-Offender Mediation Association (VOMA), a non-profit, international, educational and advocacy organization that promotes restorative justice and supports victim-offender mediation and reconciliation programs. Price provides victim-offender mediation, consultation and training to courts, mediation programs and individuals, specializing in the mediation of drunk driving fatality cases and other crimes of severe violence.
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Crime and Punishment
In our society's criminal justice system, justice equals punishment. You do the crime, you do the time. You do the time, you've paid your debt to society and justice has been done. But justice for whom? Certainly not the victim.Victim-offender mediation, with its focus on restorative justice, cannot provide all of the answers to our crime problem, but it is an essential part of the solution.
Restorative Justice For Juvenile Delinquency
This is the recounting of a juvenile offense mediation case, conducted by a Juvenile Court-sponsored
Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP) near Portland, Oregon. The offense terrorized
many of the victims, causing minor injuries and substantial property damage. The results of the
mediation illustrate the healing and rehabilitative potential of this process for victims, for offenders
and for the community. I was the mediator.