“…we work to restore victims’ lives and end repeated violence.”
What does that mean?
Historically victims of crime have been left out of the justice process and were not afforded the same rights as offenders in their cases.
Victims' Voices Heard, Inc. provides a Severe Violence Dialogue Program that offers victims and survivors of violent crime the opportunity to meet with their offender face-to-face in order to facilitate the healing recovery process. Victims' Voices Heard acts as an advocate on behalf of the victim, helping them through the process and arranging a safe and secure environment for the meeting to take place.
Victims' Voices Heard, Inc. works to end repeated violence by providing an evidence-based Impact of Crime on Victims Program available in three correctional facilities in the state of Delaware. Our program has received national recognition, as it has been shown to reduce the re-offense rate of participants by up to 50%.
In July, 2016 we will further strengthen the program by coupling it with another evidence-based model, the Courage to Change Program to teach offenders how to change their values, thoughts and behaviors, in an effort to reduce recidivism further.
Victims' Voices Heard, Inc. maintains an Apology Letter Bank, allowing victims of violent crime to contact us to inquire whether an offender has submitted an apology letter for their crime.
Victims' Voices Heard, Inc. offers these services free of charge to victims of violent crime, survivors and their families.
Victims' Voices Heard, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established in 2010, however, we have been offering restorative justice programs in Delaware since 2002.