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Title: Community Mediation Programs: Developments and Challenges
Series: NIJ Issues and Practices in Criminal Justice
Author(s): D McGillis
Corporate Author: Abt Associates, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 115
Sponsoring Agency: Abt Associates, Inc
Cambridge, MA 02138
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: OJP-94-C-007
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: Text
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report examines developments in the community-mediation field over the past two decades and reviews the field's major achievements and ongoing challenges.
Abstract: The first chapter explores the history of community mediation programs, factors that influence their growth, the major types of programs in operation, and major trends in the field. This is followed by a chapter that examines the diversification of services provided by programs and a chapter that reviews resources for program design, support, and funding at the national, State, and local levels. These resources can provide assistance to policymakers and practitioners who are establishing or refining community dispute resolution programs. The next chapter addresses the impact of programs on the quality of justice and case processing efficiency, followed by a chapter that discusses critical issues that confront the community dispute resolution field, including professionalization, funding problems, turf conflicts, debates regarding the purposes of dispute resolution services, and related issues. The concluding chapter presents summary observations on the current status of the community mediation field. Major areas in which initial expectations for the field were exceeded and areas in which they were not are reviewed. The chapter then discusses possible measures that national, State, and local leaders can take to address challenges confronting the field. 8 exhibits and appended selected resource materials
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Alternative dispute settlement; Dispute resolution; Mediation; Neighborhood justice centers; NIJ grant-related documents
Note: National Institute of Justice Issues and Practices
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