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NIC Delivers Facilitated Dialogue Session at NAVAC 2024

At the 2024 National Association of Victim Assistance in Corrections Conference in March, the National Institute of Corrections delivered a presentation on the Facilitated Dialogue Training Program. Facilitated dialogue, also known as victim offender dialogue (VOD), is a victim-initiated and victim-driven process that brings together crime victims and the individuals who have harmed them to find ways to promote healing and resolution.

The NIC presentation covered national standards for VOD, the 20 essential principles of VOD, and the new curriculum now available from NIC to provide training to VOD facilitators. An advanced course on Sexual Assault VOD will be part of the new curriculum.

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a photo of Scott Richards, 3 other speakers, and a service dog at a facilitated dialogue session at N.A.V.A.C. conference 2024