To provide mediation services that engage juvenile offenders and their victims prior to the offenders’ appearance before the Juvenile Review Board (JRB) in New Haven and Hamden. The JRB is a panel of community volunteers that reviews first-time or low-level delinquency cases referred by police or Probation as a diversion from court. Mediators meet with the youth and victim (or co-defendant) to allow both parties to share their stories and clarify issues. If an agreement is reached to resolve the conflict, the mediators present this information to the JRB for consideration in the case. Community Mediation also provides mediation services for youth referred by two schools, Juvenile Probation and the New Haven Health Department’s program for young parents.