Request Victim Offender Dialogue (VOD)

VOD provides a safe space for you to have a conversation with the offender that often results in offender accountability and an increased sense of empowerment for you. 

Office of Victim Advocate

About the Process

Victim Offender Dialogue (VOD) is a victim initiated restorative justice program that provides a safe space for you to engage in a facilitated conversation with the offender. 

VOD includes extensive preparation for both you and the offender by trained facilitators. The facilitators prepare both parties independently for the face-to face meeting. 

The meeting is held in a state correctional institution, a safe, private setting, or virtually.  

Either you, the offender, or the facilitator, has the right to put the case on hold or end the process at any time. 

Contact the VOD Program 

For more information on the VOD program, or to speak with the program coordinator please contact us.

Call Us

Mon.-Fri. 8:00am-4:30pm

800-563-6399

Email the VOD Program

ra-pmova-vodprogram@pa.gov

OVA Contact Form