Source: (1994) Alaska Justice Forum 11 (Summer): 1, 5-6.

Patrick Cunningham and Lawrence Trostle describe a pilot victim-offender mediation program in Anchorage, Alaska. Offered as a diversion from the justice system to avoid more formal adjudication, the program focuses on juveniles accused of particular offenses and the victims of those crimes. Cunningham and Trostle begin by sketching the theoretical and historical background to victim-offender mediation. Then they detail the development of this pilot program in Anchorage, provide an example from an actual case addressed by the program, and summarize the evaluation component of the program.


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