Monday, June 05, 2006

Minimizing Mediation Risks In Domestic Violence Cases

According to this article in the Poughkeepsie Journal, the collaborative efforts of the mediation and domestic violence communites in Dutchess County, New York established a protocol which departs from the traditional manner in which mediation is practiced. Rather than eliminating mediation as an option [which has the net effect of one more system telling the victim what they can and cannot do - i.e. dictating to them], special policies and procedures have been developed to empower the victim. This appears to be a viable program - keep up the good work!

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