Point of View

The institute of mediation included in the new Law on Probation

The first draft law didn’t envisage the institute of mediation and only briefly touched upon the importance of reconciliation between victim and offender. In the final version of the draft Ministry of Justice, the author of the draft, nevertheless, took the risk of introduction of the mediation schemes to be delivered by probation officers. This was done despite the absence of corresponding infrastructure, capacity of staff etc.