Source: (1998) Probation Journal. 45:21-26.

Jane Wynne, Co-ordinator of the Leeds Victim/Offender Unit, and Dr. Imogen Brown, Research and Information Manager in the West Yorkshire Probation Service, describe the work of a mediation scheme in Leeds. According to a series of reconviction studies, the scheme appears to have had a positive impact on rates of reoffending, and a recent consumer survey suggests that it is a much valued resource amongst both victims and offenders.