Source: (1995) Law Enforcement Bulletin. 64(11): 21-25.Writing in the mid 1990s, Peggy Chown and John Parham survey developments in juvenile justice relating to victim offender mediation. Not more than two decades before this article, the use of mediation in juvenile justice would have been considered unorthodox; it would likely have met with resistance from professionals in the field. Developments in juvenile justice, however, are making mediation an option being embraced by professionals, victims, offenders, and communities. Chown and Parham describe the juvenile justice system, historical developments in mediation, reasons for mediation, the mediation process, and both the potential in mediation and cautions about mediation.