Mediation of Juvenile Delinquency?

Mediation of criminal matters has gained significant traction in states such as Minnesota, but it is somewhat controversial.  Victims often are disgusted with Plea Bargains and want full prosecution, particularly when the crime involves violence.  But, what about when the crime involves children?

Many jurisdictions use mediation in non-violent criminal matters (and usually non-felony charges) involving minors to resolve the matter.  These mediations often involve not just the accused and the State, but also the victim(s).  Should it be part of the criminal judicial system?  See a recent article for more context.

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