WHAT IS JUVENILE MEDIATION?
Juvenile mediation is designed to give youth ages 7-17 the opportunity to deal with source of conflicts and helps participants to be accountable for their actions. In a confidential setting, each participant and their families have an opportunity to express their view of the dispute, and the mediator guides those in conflict toward a mutually acceptable solution so that the situation is settled.
WHAT TYPES OF CASES ARE MEDIATED?
Typically, cases handled involve simple assault, disorderly conduct, injury to property, communicating threats, and any disputes involving parents, teachers, neighbors and friends.
WHO ENFORCES AGREEMENTS?
Parties in a mediated case share responsibility for upholding their agreement, helping the youth to be accountable for actions now and in the future.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION CLASSES
In Conflict Resolution classes, children learn in a creative and enjoyable way how to deal with conflict constructively. Children attend sessions in which topics such as anger management, learning to communicate effectively, and making a future plan are addressed.
WHO CAN REFER TO THE
JUVENILE MEDIATION PROGRAM?
Anyone can refer a child ages 7-17 to Juvenile Mediation services. Primary referral sources are Juvenile Court Counselors, Teen Court, School Resource Officers, School Administrators and parents. If you are interested in referring a child to Juvenile Mediation and Conflict Resolution classes please call (704) 868-9576