King County Mediation Program Assessment: Phase III

June 1, 2013

King County, Washington implemented a pilot mediation program for its juvenile dependency court in 2009. The purpose of this program was to improve efficience of case processing for families and stakeholders in the dependency system. Phase II of this evaluation examined long-term outcomes of mediated cases compared to non-mediated cases. Phase II also included surveys that were given to parents and stakeholders to gain insight into their perceptions of the pilot program.