Source: (2004) Resolution: News from the Restorative Justice Consortium. May: 7.

The North Carolina court mediation system gives a powerful role to the plaintiffs/ victims. Because of these benefits, mentioned earlier, to defendants/offenders going to mediation, the plaintiff/victim generally decides whether mediation will take place or not. If the defendant does not keep the agreement, the plaintiff can ask the district attorney to bring the case to trial. In practice this is extremely rare, indicating that agreements are kept. (Excerpt)

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