Tuesday, April 8

Mediating Family Violence

Out today in the latest issue of the Mayhew-Hite Report on Dispute Resolution and the Courts Mediation Can Work for Juvenile-Perpetrated Domestic Violence: A Second Look at Family Violence Mediation is sure to be a controversial piece.

Ohio State University Moritz College of Law student Paige Schweitzer argues that disputes involving domestic violence by children against parents are not benefited by traditional adversarial adjudication.

Schweitzer suggests that mediation of these disputes in a safe, structured environment can provide benefits to children and parents that would be unavailable in litigation, since it shifts the focus from blame and denial to the development of conflict-reducing strategies for the children and parents.

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