Source: (2008) Report of the fifth conference of the European Forum for Restorative Justice, Building restorative justice in Europe: cooperation between the public, policy makers, practitioners and researchers, Verona.

The presentation was concentrated around community mediation as a practised form of conflict resolution between a group of juveniles and the community. On the basis of a recent case, the specifics of this form of conflict and of community mediation were addressed. Special attention was drawn to close collaboration between parties involved which is needed and practised. As far as we know, Spirit is the only organisation in the Netherlands practising this kind of community mediation. The aim is to present a good practise of conflict resolution between youngsters and community, to learn about other practises in this field and to engage in a debate on difficulties encountered when practising this kind of community mediation. (excerpt)