Source: (2000) Newsletter of the European Forum for Victim-Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice 1 (November): 1-2.

Ourednickova reports on legislative reforms in the Czech Republic in the 1990s. The reforms provide the framework for community sanctions and methods of diversion. These alternatives to traditional incarceration include mediation between victim and offender, community service, and conditional sentence or conditional discharge with a probation order. In this context, the author describes the recent development of a new Probation and Mediation Service, as well as challenges to restorative alternatives in the Czech Republic.