"A number of community groups and agencies across the region will receive funding from the province to run restorative justice programs."
"Baccala's lawyer, John MacConaghy, said the agreement was reached March 16 in Santa Rosa at a mediation conference attended by Baccala and about 40 plaintiffs. Retired Napa County judge Scott Snowden presided."
"Restorative Justice has already been used alongside court proceedings, but this is the first time it will be used instead of criminal prosecutions."
"Mr Hartnell applied to the court for mediation late last month and today he will meet with the Tax Office's lawyers in an attempt to negotiate a deal."
"Provincial conciliators help both parties reach an agreement, though their recommendations aren't binding. Conciliation is a required step before a union can strike or an employer can lock out its workers."
"Restorative justice, where victims, offenders and supporters can together work through resolutions of harm done, has been around a long, long time in many parts of the world."
"A report on mediation across the Supreme and County courts released yesterday revealed up to 65 per cent of civil claims settled without trial in those courts, with an annual saving of $30 million in legal fees."
"If a matter is decided by mediation at the direction of the high court, the terms and conditions of the decision will be binding on the subordinate courts including civil court, family court, arbitration, tribunals etc as also on the authorities suc...
"On 4 March 2008 over 20 local solicitors, accountants and other professionals gathered at York Court to hear first hand from the Judiciary and locally trained mediators the benefits of resolving disputes out of Court by way of mediation."
"Scheme of Community Mediation - intended to contribute to the happiness and harmony of the community."