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Request for Proposals for the 16th Annual VOMA Conference In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

VOMA invites you to attend the 16th Annual International Training Institute and Conference, September 14-18, 1999, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This conference promises to be better than ever. As in the past, the Conference will provide two programs:

The Training Institute from Tuesday, September 14th through Thursday, September 16th, will include VOM skills training at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, group conferencing, circle process and sentencing and much much more.

The Annual Conference on Friday, September 15th and Saturday, September 16th will feature workshops on innovative practices in restorative justice and will address a multitude of issues relating to victims, community mobilization, cross-cultural processes, research and evaluation, and transforming systems.

If you have special topics you would like to see covered or have other ideas on how we can work together to make this the best conference ever, please feel free to contact Bruce Kittle (listed below). In addition to useful and exciting workshops, seminars and training courses, VOMA wants to improve the quality and quantity of food service and other creature comforts in response to your suggestions.

Proposals for workshops, seminars and training courses should include: 1) name, address, phone, e-mail and resume of presenters, 2) description of topic and presentation, 3) short bio of presenters, 4) time required for presentation, and 5) audio visual needs. The deadline for submission of proposals is December 31, 1998. Receipt of proposals will be confirmed by written notice within two weeks of the date they are received. Presenters will be informed by March 15, 1999 if their proposal has been selected. Honorariums are offered.

Please mail written proposals for training courses, 1- hour workshops and plenary sessions to:

Bruce Kittle,
Restorative Justice Project
University of Wisconsin Law School, 975 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706
tel: 608-262-4013, fax: 608-263-3380

VOMA Connections

VOMA Connections is published by the International Victim Offender Mediation Association. VOMA's mission is to provide inspiration, leadership and information-sharing in the development and support of various models of justice which create opportunities for dialogue between victims, offenders and their communities for the purpose of healing and restoration.

Submissions of articles, literature reviews, case studies, program news, and other interesting info is welcome for review. Send submissions to either:

Beverly Moore
Restorative Justice Program
Community Mediation Services
44 West Broadway, Suite 202
Eugene, OR 97401
541/344-5366; fax 541/687-8392


Annie Roberts
Center for Restorative Justice and Mediation
University of Minnesota
Dakota County Community Correctons 1
406 Palace Avenue
St. Paul MN 55105
tel/fax: 651/699/4532

Victim Offender Mediation Association
4624 Van Kleeck Drive
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
tel: 904/424-1591
fax: 904/423-8099
on-line @

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