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NCJ Number: 167187 Find in a Library
Title: Achieving Justice in Child-Related Conflicts: The American Bar Association's Eighth National Conference on Children and the Law, Arlington, Va., June 6-8, 1996
Corporate Author: American Bar Assoc
Section on Litigation
United States of America

American Bar Assoc
Ctr on Children and the Law
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 278
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Assoc
Washington, DC 20036
Sale Source: American Bar Assoc
Ctr on Children and the Law
1800 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document presents the agenda and background materials for a conference held in 1996 and focusing on conflict resolution in disputes that focus on children and are located in families, schools, and communities.
Abstract: The conference focused on youth violence, youth mediation programs, the effective involvement of students and parents in the innovative resolution of school discipline cases, mediation in child abuse and neglect cases, and conflict resolution education for youth. Additional topics included juvenile victim-offender mediation, mediation in juvenile detention and correctional institutions, the use of mediation in addressing hateful speech and gang issues, the mediation of custody disputes among parents, and the mediation of parent-child disputes. Further topics included youth peer mediation; the ethics of conflict resolution in children, youth, and family cases; the use of teen courts; the enhancement of community relationships between children and police; issues of cultural competency; and the use of family group conferences in juvenile cases in New Zealand. Background materials, checklists, forms, reference lists, and list of conference speakers
Main Term(s): Juvenile court procedures
Index Term(s): Child custody; Conflict resolution; Dispute resolution; Family crisis; Marital problems; Mediation; School discipline
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