Wake Cty. 10th Jud. Dist. R. Implementing Juv. Mediation Purpose & Description
Local Rules Implementing Juvenile Mediation In the Tenth Judicial District, Purpose and Description
These rules are written to provide guidelines by which a program of juvenile mediation in delinquency cases may be administered in the Tenth Judicial District. The purpose of juvenile mediation is to provide a space where offenders and victims can safely come together to discuss an act that has created harm, to identify the harm and then to determine the best way to repair the harm. The model for this juvenile mediation program is the Restorative Justice Model. Restorative Justice recognizes that wrongdoing is not only lawbreaking, and therefore not only an act against governmental authority, but is also an act which harms the victim, the offender and the community at large. Since Restorative Justice recognizes these different types of harm, it suggests that for the wrong to be made right, all of these harmed entities have a role in restoring whatever has been lost.