Source: (2002) In, Beata Czarnecka-Dzialuk and Dobroncha Wojcik, eds., Juvenile Offender-Victim Mediation. Warszawa: Oficyna Naukowa. Pp. 109-115.

When work began on introducing mediation into Poland, existing legal provisions made mediation possible in juvenile cases. (As regards adult cases, the legal framework was more problematic at the time.) Czarnecka-Dzialuk identifies specific legal provisions that were conducive to mediation between juvenile offenders and their victims. Then she discusses the importance of the experiences of other countries in the development of the mediation program in Poland. This leads to explanation of the assumptions and objective of the mediation program, as well as key principles and the process of mediation in juvenile cases.