Back to RJ Archive

Victim – offender mediation. Short notes from Poland

Czwartosz, Elzbieta
June 4, 2015

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

In Poland, a number of options for training in victim offender mediation (VOM) have been developed over the past several years. The law also now allows mediation to be used and to affect the justice system outcomes for both adult and juvenile cases. People interested in mediating can pursue training with certification programs offered by Polish Mediation Centre (Polskie Centrum Mediacji) and the Lower-Silesian Mediation Centre. A second route is to take training course specialisations available through several universities in Poland.
Dr. Elzbieta Czwartosz, an educational psychologist and assistant professor of psychology at the University of Warsaw, has worked to develop academic courses in mediation. Czwartosz explains the mediator qualification standards and outlines the components of training options available in Poland.


AbstractCourtsEuropePrisonsRestorative PracticesRJ and the WorkplaceRJ in SchoolsRJ OfficeStatutes and LegislationTeachers and StudentsVictim Support
Support the cause

We've Been Restoring Justice for More Than 40 Years

Your donation helps Prison Fellowship International repair the harm caused by crime by emphasizing accountability, forgiveness, and making amends for prisoners and those affected by their actions. When victims, offenders, and community members meet to decide how to do that, the results are transformational.

Donate Now