Another Direction of the MEDIATS Project or The First Steps of Mediation in Criminal Cases in Bukovyna

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On May 29, 2020, the Regional Center for Free Secondary Legal Aid Provision in the Chernivtsi Region hosted the first meeting of members of the working group – representatives of partner institutions and organizations involved in the implementation of the rehabilitation program for juveniles suspected of committing a crime in the Bukovyna. Among them is Manager of the grant Project “Mediation: Training and Society Transformation/MEDIATS” of the EU Program ERASMUS + KA2: CBHE, the head of the public organization “Bukovynian Mediation Center” Ruslana Havrylyuk. The purpose of this Project is to give a chance to a juvenile who has committed a minor or moderate crime, not to be convicted, but to resocialize him and to prevent the commission of repeated offenses through mediation.

The Project combines the efforts of the Juvenile Justice Department of the Chernivtsi Region Prosecutor’s Office, a branch of the Probation Center in Chernivtsi Region, the Regional Center for Free Secondary Legal Aid Provision in the Chernivtsi Region, the Chernivtsi Regional State Administration’s Children’s Service, and the Law School of the Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University on support in the training of lawyers-mediators, as well as in the development of information brochures for future participants in mediation, as well as for all involved institutions of public authority, which will help to successfully implement mediation in criminal cases in Bukovyna.

Member of the MEDIATS project team
from CHNU
Maryna Fedorchuk