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Qualifications of Mediators between Victims and Offenders in Poland

Czwartosz, Elzbieta
June 4, 2015

Source: (2004) Restorative Justice Online. November 2004 Edition.

Dr. Czwartosz provides an update on expanded victim offender mediation law and practice in Poland. In 2003, new regulations allowed courts to utilize mediation and apply its results at any time during the judicial process. Prosecutors and the police can also make referrals during preparatory proceedings. In this short paper, Czwartosz explains the developments. Czwartosz also reviews statistics on the number and types of cases referred to mediation in recent years, as well as the results of mediation in court decisions.


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