Source: (1992) In: P. Grabosky (ed.), National Symposium on Victimology: Proceedings. Phillip ACT, AUS: Australian Institute of Criminology, pp. 57-74.Community justice centers in New South Wales (Australia) appear to be achieving their primary objective, the establishment of voluntary lay mediation service for the resolution of disputes between parties in ongoing relationships. The Community Justice Centres (Pilot Project) Act of 1980 established three experimental community justice centers in New South Wales. The centers use the technique of mediation to deal with the underlying tensions and conflicts in ongoing relationships.