ERIC Number: ED452468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Want To Resolve a Dispute? Try Mediation. Youth in Action. Bulletin Number 15.
Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Disagreements often lead to confrontations that contribute more to an escalation of a conflict rather than to its resolution. This bulletin shows how to start and carry out a community mediation program that helps prevent violence. Mediation can reduce violence in neighborhoods and schools. Peer mediation is a way of handling conflicts and preventing violence in middle and high schools. Six planning steps aid in the success of a mediation program. The steps include the following: (1) identify the types of conflict to be addressed; (2) decide when to use mediation; (3) recruit mediators; (4) train mediators; (5) identify disputants; and (6) select a neutral location for mediation hearings. Suggestions are given on how to keep a mediation program going, such as including an evaluation plan to ensure success. (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.