Victim Offender Mediation and Victim Offender Dialogue Facilitation are part of the movement towards a Balanced and Restorative Criminal Justice. Institute staff and consultants have received training and serve as resources to individuals and communities.
Julien Olivier, Principal Consultant
Julien Olivier trained in the theory and practice of victim-offender mediation under Dr. Mark Umbreit of the University of Minnesota. (Introductory Victim Offender Mediation & Conferencing in Property Crimes and Minor Assaults: A Multi-Method Approach (May, 2001); Advanced Training in crimes of rape and murder (Dec., 2001). He is a chaplain at the Strafford County (NH) House of Corrections (SCHC). His ministry to the incarcerated began in the state of Maine in 1961. He is also a member of the Spiritual Care Team at the SCHC.
Julien is a member of the board and serves as a volunteer at the Family Reception Center there. He is a founding member of CURE/NH of which he currently serves as president and chair. He is a certified member of the Fellowship of Christian Ministries (FCM), a board member of CORPUS New England, Associate Chair of Jail & Prison Ministries-NH, a member of the American Catholic Correctional Chaplains Association. Ordained priest in 1966, he is a parochial vicar in the N.H. Deanery of the Catholic Apostolic Vicariate of the Good Shepherd.
Olivier holds a BA degree in philosophy and an MTh in systematic theology from Oblate College and Seminary, and an MAT in the teaching of French from the University of Maine/Orono. He is a doctoral candidate (DMin) at Bangor Theological Seminary where he is preparing a project and thesis on the spiritual care of inmates.