Source: (2003) Restorative Justice Online. May 2003 Edition.

From 1990 to 1999, victim offender mediation programmes for juvenile offenders developed in the Catalonia region of Spain. Using the broad discretionary powers offered to juvenile court judges under the 1948 law of Juvenile Courts that allowed them to work with Catalan civil service in diverting young people from court, the Mediation and Reparation program was implemented. In 1992, Law 4/92 reflected these activities and strengthened the basis for the use of mediation with young offenders.

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