Victim Offender Dialogue in Cases of Severe and Violent Crime
The Victim Offender Dialogue (VOD) Program is a service provided by the Victim Services Program to victims who are interested in meeting with the offender in their case. Participation in this program is victim-initiated, victim-centered and voluntary on the part of the victim and offender.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Victim Offender Dialogue (VOD)?
- What is the difference between Mediation and Victim Offender Dialogue?
- Are victims or offenders required to do this?
- Why would a victim or a family survivor choose to do this?
- Why would an offender choose to do this?
- What would be considered a severe or violent crime?
- Will domestic violence be eligible for Victim Offender Dialogue?
- How would a victim initiate a request to do a Dialogue?
- Does the offender have to be incarcerated?
- Who will be facilitating the actual dialogues?
- How long does the process take?
- Can participation change the release status of an offender?
- When will the Department of Corrections offer Victim Offender Dialogue to victims?
For further information or to request a Victim Offender Dialogue, please contact the Director of Victim Services at (888)810-1847.