Source: (1998) Probation Journal. 45:21-26.
Jane Wynne, Co-ordinator of the Leeds Victim/Offender Unit, and
Dr. Imogen Brown, Research and Information Manager in the West
Yorkshire Probation Service, describe the work of a mediation scheme
in Leeds. According to a series of reconviction studies, the scheme
appears to have had a positive impact on rates of reoffending, and a
recent consumer survey suggests that it is a much valued resource
amongst both victims and offenders.
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