Source: (1986) Valparaiso, IN: PACT Institute of Justice.
Literature is reviewed on the use of mediation with blacks, Hispanics, and Americans Indians. Recent experience with victim-offender mediation in urban areas such as St. Louis (MO), Milwaukee, (WI), and Minneapolis, (MN) suggests several strategies to use in developing programs: targeting specific neighborhoods, use of co-mediators, use of follow-up victim-offender meetings, use of neutral community facilities, and possible use of victim-offender mediation with certain violent crimes. Appendices include an outline of key issues related to mediation involving blacks and whites, a sample training agenda for use in urban settings, suggestions for developing videotapes for training mediators in urban/ethnic communities, and the Cross-Comparison of Ethnic Perspectives for Mediators developed by Folberg and Taylor.
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