YOUTH DIVERSION SERVICES FOR JUVENILE COURT
Youth Services Main Number: 912-999-2110
Sherlisa Praylo, Director of Restorative Conferencing, email@example.com
Chiquetta Thompson, Director Juvenile Mediations, firstname.lastname@example.org
D’Mara Brooks, Youth Specialist, Youth Court, email@example.com
Families First: Restorative Conferencing for Managing Parent-Teen Conflict
How it works: Family members involved and affected by conflict are invited, as well as resource professional(s) from organizations the parties may find beneficial. A trained mediator facilitates the conference. In a circular format, parties discuss what occurred, how individuals were affected, and work together to define a better path forward.
Benefits and outcomes:
A conference is an opportunity for responsible parties to meet, talk and take accountability for their actions. Communicating in the conference is a stepping-stone to reducing the impact of harm, and repairing and restoring the relationship. The participants reach an agreement that is documented and states how each person will work towards rebuilding trust and the relationship.
Refer a case to Restorative Conferencing by completing this form.
When there has been harm to another and/or a relationship needs to be restored, we hold a Restorative Conference for all those affected to sit in a circle and talk about what happened from each person’s perspective, how they were affected, and discuss how to move forward to repair the harm and/or restore the relationships. Details of the conference are confidential. The Disposition Form with the outcome is shared with Court.
Use this form to refer to a Truancy Mediation: https://forms.gle/anvbs1nKLVsgzRrp6
Juvenile Dependency Mediations
An impartial Juvenile-trained mediator facilitates the process to determine shared interests and options for the challenges, and documents an agreement if parties are willing to resolve issues. To schedule the mediation, email the Mediation Order and contact details (name, email address, phone number) of all parties that need to attend to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Details of mediation are confidential. Disposition of Mediated Agreement or No Agreement is shared with Court. Mediated Agreements are signed and shared with Court.