Source: (2006) Conflict Resolution Quarterly. 24(1): 87-98.

This article reports the results of a meta-analysis of the effects of victim offender mediation (VOM) on juvenile recidivism. Analyses were conducted on fifteen studies consisting of 9,172 juveniles in twenty-one service sites in the Untied States. Participation in VOM accounted for a 34% reduction in juvenile recidivism. Recommendations for methodological improvements in future research are discussed. (author’s abstract).