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“Leeds Mediation and Reparation Service: Ten Years Experience of Victim-Offender Mediation.”

Wynne, J
June 4, 2015

Source: (1996) In: B. Galaway and J. Hudson (eds.), Restorative Justice: International Perspectives. Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press, pp. 445-462.

The Leeds Mediation Service has completed 10 years of victim offender mediation involving both juvenile and adult offenders and their victims. Mediation may result in an agreement for reparation, service to community or victim, more often an apology, or no further action required; victims seem more interested in the fact that the offender is willing to meet, take responsibility for the offense, and extend an apology than receiving reparation. About 48% of referrals result in mediation; all types of offenses are considered. Participant statistics are provided.


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