Home | New | Calendar | Conference | Links | Publications | Search

Small VOMA Logo. Logo is initials VOMA with a dove carrying an olive branch. Colors blue-gray and white. The web page is white surrounded by the same blue-gray color. - jpg - 6481 Bytes

Victim Offender Mediation Association

Learn About VOMA

(1) Mission and Goals

VOMA’s Mission (2000)

To Promote and enhance restorative justice dialogue, principles, and practices.

Our mission will be achieved only with a commitment to full diversity and equality of participation for all people. VOMA holds this commitment as central in its work.

VOMA’s Goals 2001-2003

It is our understanding and commitment that diversity is embedded in all of our goals and the work we do to achieve them.

  1. Become a global leading information and resource network for Restorative Justice Dialogue practitioners and others.
  2. Grow as a leading and diverse membership organization advancing the Restorative Justice field.
  3. Expand the understanding and application of Restorative Justice principles.
  4. Enhance the effective practice of Restorative Justice Dialogue.
  5. Evolve governance and expand management to further excellence in achievement, accountability, and inclusion.

(2) the 2000 Strategic Plan

(Requires Acrobat Reader)

(3) Board of Directors

(4) History and Development

VOMA developed out of an informal network of practitioners, researchers, and theorists in victim-offender mediation and restorative justice in the early 1980s. Originally called the U.S. Association for Victim-Offender Mediation, the organization became VOMA in 1997. There are currently 350 VOMA members (individuals) and 30 agency members, in 40 states and 7 countries. We are an international organization.

(5) Why VOMA?

Since 1990, the number of victim-offender mediation programs around the world has increased eightfold, to more than 1200. The exponential growth in this field – and its influence on criminal justice systems – has created a pressing need for professional support and continuing education for those who put restorative justice into action. For over 19 years, VOMA has provided leadership in promoting and providing best practices, ethical guidelines, and peer support.

(6) Membership Benefits

Last modified April 6, 2005. Maintained by Duane Ruth-Heffelbower.
Home | New | Calendar | Conference | Links | Publications | Search
© 2014 Victim Offender Mediation Association