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Want To Resolve a Dispute? Try Mediation
(NCJ 178999) March 2000
OJJDP Youth in Action Series, Bulletin, 8 page(s)
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
 
Describes how youth can create a mediation program in their communities that will help prevent violence. This Youth in Action Bulletin examines how mediation might help reduce violence in schools and neighborhoods; discusses peer mediation, in which students are recruited and trained to act as mediators for their classmates; provides step-by-step techniques of starting a program and the methods needed to keep one going; and lists both the challenges and rewards of conducting a conflict mediation program. It also supplies tips on evaluating the program's effectiveness, lists organizations that youth may contact for additional information, and outlines a sample mediation session. The Bulletin's writing and format are geared to a youth audience.
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