Archive for September, 2009

Healing Through Victim-Offender Mediation

By Laura Melton Tucker, September 19th, 2009

Back in 2001 a young teenager, whose real name is not David, joined his friend in a robbery. While a family in their neighborhood was away, they broke in and stole a coin collection, an old watch, and other items that David and his friend could fence for cash. The plan went off without a hitch, except that David and his friend were arrested when law officers linked them to the crime. David qualified for a community mediation program between victims and offenders that he agreed to participate in on the advice of his family and attorney.

When A Mediated Agreement Could Drive You To Drink ;-)

By Laura Melton Tucker, September 13th, 2009

Imagine this conversation: A woman walks into a bar, takes a seat, and says to the bartender: “Poor me a stiff one. I just gave my ex-landlord every penny he sued me for, plus a $1,500.00 bonus.” “Whoa,” responds the bartender, pouring her a shot, “there must be a story there.” The woman smiles, leans in to take a sip, and begins to tell the bartender her story…

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