First National Bank of Anchorage has awarded a grant of $3000 to the Victim-Offender Mediation Project to provide for continued operation of this juvenile mediation program. The project, which was initiated in late 1993, provides an opportunity for victims of certain types of offenses to meet offenders in the presence of a trained mediator for the purpose of reaching a joint resolution.
Initial funding for the Victim-Offender Mediation Project came through University
of Alaska Anchorage faculty development grants awarded to the co-directors of the
program-Lawrence Trostle of the Justice Center and Patrick Cunningham of the Department
of Social Work at UAA. The Alaska Youth and Parent Foundation provides office space
and facilities for the project.